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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)
404 688 2107
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Ranked #6 of 195 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Portland, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
60 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Husband and I visited the other day. Neat place to walk around and check the different tombstones out. I loved the lion and memorials to the Confederate soldiers. Being a psychic/medium and civil war time period fan, I am always drawn to places like this. The gentleman at the visitors center was nice and helpful, too. I will come back... More

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Marietta, Ga.
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I am a native Atlanta gal and have lived here all my short 68 years and never visited this place. I came with my sisters to celebrate a birthday. We took the tour, which I highly recommend, and spent a pleasant stroll through time. The tour takes about two hours so wear comfortable shoes. It was very hot and I... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My 15 year old wanted to see this cemetery for the MTV Videos shot there and also the history. It did not disappoint. A much nicer cemetery than those in New Orleans, with nearly as many interesting tombs The flowers were beautiful, too.

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Tucker, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This beautiful historic cemetery is a jewel in Atlanta. The gardens have interest year round and there are many events through the year (music festivals, runs, plant sales, after-dark Halloween events with actors portraying various 'residents', themed tours). Take one of the tours for a small fee, you'll be amazed at the Victorian concept of burial grounds: the space was... More

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Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I thought this was the most impressive cemetery alongside Recoleta in Buenos Aires I have eber been to - but just recently discovered a fairly bigger one in Berlin. Even though - Oakland is nice (as far as a cemetery can be nice), especially in spring when everything is blossoming like mad.

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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Historic Oakland Cemetery is not a site to go visit if you are in a hurry. The place is huge, so there is a LOT of walking involved. However, if you take your time, stroll at a slow pace, and take advantage of the many shady spots and sitting benches, you can spend an enjoyable and relaxing day. There are... More

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Tabb, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit my great-grandfather's grave in the Confederate section of Oakland Cemetery. The staff was very helpful and provided me with a map to help me find the exact spot quickly. The architecture of the visitor building and individual monuments and crypts are extremely interesting and crowded together, making your average modern cemetery seem sad and... More

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This tranquil final resting place in the heart of Atlanta should not be missed. My reasons for going was to see the Civil War graves, including the beautiful "Lion of Atlanta", but there's many more fascinating things to see. Spend the four dollars and buy a map from the friendly staff in the office, to get the most out of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Atlanta does not treat its history well, but this is an exception. It is well worth a visit, it is full of lovely things, There's a wide selection of tour subjects available with docents and audio guides through your phone. It's just beautiful out there.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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105 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After touring the Margaret Mitchell house it only seemed appropriate to see the gravesite; it is located in a lovely cemetery surrounded by a tall brick wall. The grave is clearly marked; also visited Bobby Jones' grave where numerous golf balls, some signed were left. The cemetery is lovely, although some of the gutters showed damaged from rain runoff. The... More

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