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Oakland Cemetery

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Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 688 2107
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking
Description: Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past, Oakland...
Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past, Oakland Cemetery. This historical park is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers, golfing legend Bobby Jones, and "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell.
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Notice Something Different Every Visit

Great place to walk, take a tour, or attend an event. My wife and I notice something new each time we visit. Very peaceful, beautiful, serene. "Capturing the Spirit of Oakland... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk, take a tour, or attend an event. My wife and I notice something new each time we visit. Very peaceful, beautiful, serene. "Capturing the Spirit of Oakland" held annually in October is our favorite event. The grounds are well kept. If you haven't been, this place is well worth a visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It is free to tour the grounds on your own. They have signs for some of its famous residents, including Margaret Mitchell.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

An historic Atlanta Cemetery. They have tours which are worth going on. If you are a long time Atlanta resident, then you may know about many of the people buried here. Otherwise it is just something different to do that can be interesting.

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Decatur, GA
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is the most beautiful cemetery in ATL. They offer several walking tours and festivals. My favorite is the Halloween tour. Costumed people offer the history of many of those buried at Oakland. It's rich with history.

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gurnee
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very interesting sculptures and intricate old tombstones. Looking forward to visiting another time and seeing the cemetery with a docent's informative support! This place is huge!

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Conyers, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a "must see" place if you are visiting in Atlanta Grant Park area. Lots of history and well marked and maintained. You are free to go it alone or have a guided tour. It's a great way to walk off a meal from six feet under across the street. Free parking on the west end entrance.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have gone multiple times. Love tunes in the tombs. Music, food trucks and a good time. Love seeing all those before us, wonder about what their life was like.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful gardens and a peaceful, historical walk. Would've given 5 stars if there was another pedestrian entrance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I attended the Oakland cemetery tour, and thoroughly enjoyed the stroll and learning about Atlanta Historical figures. The cemetery is beautiful, and I enjoyed the flowers and trees in bloom. Our tour guide Rosalyn was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and entertaining. We got rained on a bit, but even that did not take away from the great experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was a lovely spring morning and we just walked around looking at the various historical grave sites. You can almost see a narrative in the different family plots. It was a very nice way to spend an afternoon if you are interested in the historical aspect of it. You can even call a number and get a guided phone... More 

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