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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)
404 688 2107
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Ranked #5 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This garden is one of the prettiest places in Atlanta, people just happen to be buried there. Some of our most famous Atlantans are located in Oakland. People are just dying to get in.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our group of 10 arranged a tour of this amazing cemetery. The tour guide (a volunteer) was chock full of wonderful history, stories, and facts about the beautiful headstones, monuments, and the people who rest there (which include many prominent Atlantans). BTW, We dined afterward across the street at Six Feet Under and were thrilled with the amazing fare.

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Rome
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went to the Oakland Cemetery for a photography class assignment. It is a historical and beautiful cemetery set in downtown Atlanta....Bring your camera! If you have time drop by Eight Feet Under for a sip and snack

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Apopka, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My family and I loved walking around the Oakland Cemetery. It was one of our favorite things we did while visiting Atlanta. The cemetery is beautiful, historic and spooky. It is set up with many walking paths and you could spend hours looking around. I took some beautiful pictures.

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Tucker, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We love to walk around Oakland Cemetery with the kids, enjoy the grounds, and learn a little bit about Atlanta history.

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Forest Park, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great place to learn some history. Loads of opportunities for taking pictures and some great views . Everything was blooming.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
63 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Take the tour. It is well worth it. This cemetery tells the story of Atlanta and its people. There are many famous graves here of notable Atlantians including Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind) and Bobby Jones (golf) just to name a few. There are many beautiful tombs and sculptures throughout the cemetery. Be sure to check out the back... More

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Forest Park, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We took my mother to Oakland Cemetery to check out the restorations after the 2008 tornadoes in atlanta. The views were great and it was neat seeing all the old monuments to famous people buried there.

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kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

After reading about this historical cemetery I had to see it. Right in the middle of Atlanta.The daffodils and phlox were blooming and photographers were everywhere. We enjoyed the self guided tour,as we were a little pressed for time.Many famous people are buried there,as well as civil war and slaves.The monuments and mausoleums add to the scenery.Highly recommend if in... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

At 1st we had a hard time getting into it but decided to just walk & enjoy the entirety of the day & the scenery. There were a lot of helpful signs to get the most of the visit with the visitor's center being closed in the cemetery. I enjoyed the signs telling you the history of the cemetery also... More

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