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Oakland Cemetery

Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)
Phone Number: 404 688 2107
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Ranked #4 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past...
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Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

"Meet" some famous Atlantans, view stunning carvings, and bask in the solitude of Oakland Cemetery: I know I did. The gift shop, which may seem odd since it's a cemetery, is informative. Spend the few bucks to purchase the map of the cemetery: you'll be glad you did. We had lunch at Six Feet Under across the street, and then... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

While you may see a ton of similar cemeteries in Europe, they are far and few between in the US. Oakland is beautifully kept, with lovely statues, flowers and stories to tell. It even has a bookstore! Be sure to pick up the book on cemetery symbols, and be sure to see the local "celebrities" at Oakland. So many photo... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This cemetery came about in the mid to late 1800s. As such, there are several references to the Civil War, including an absolutely stunning memorial to the unknown soldiers of that particular war. There are other strong historical items of interest here, as well as the tombstones that are some remarkable pieces of artwork. You can learn of union raiders... More 

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Atlanta
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157 reviews 157 reviews
29 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a fun place to visit, but there are repeated reports of muggings. Go in a big enough group and stay around others to avoid problems.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am an avid history enthusiast who really enjoys historic cemeteries. I tend to look for historic cemeteries when I travel. I highly recommend this one as one of the top 5 I've visited (& I've visited many over the years all over the world). In fact, I've visited Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta several times over the years. If you... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Whether for a "walk in the park", a Hallowe'en spooky tour, the music festival, or a special event, don't miss a change to enjoy this verdant jewel just a few steps from downtown. Chock full of history and stories, you'll want to get the background from a knowledgeable guide if you have the opportunity.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I love historic cemeteries and this is my very favorite. Atlanta native here. I've been going here for quite some time. My kids grew up meandering through the large rosemary bushes that are everywhere. Looking at tombstones, wondering about who these people were who are laid to rest here. It's quite magical. Happy Trails! TheSocialSingle.com

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Sao Paulo, SP
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited there couple times. Friends and I even had a picnic there. It is a historical old cemetery, very well maintained and has tours. Famous people and soldiers are buried there. I enjoy to look the sculptures and read the tombs, it is a history class.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I really enjoyed visiting this historic cemetery, as it caused me to reflect a great deal. In a sense, it really helped give me more insight into the history of Atlanta itself. The layout is quite interesting, with separate sections for Jews, African-American slaves, and the many Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Atlanta. Lots of very lavish graves... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is a place that makes you think of how many lives were lost in the Civil War as both Confederate and Union soldiers lie here together. It is also the burial place of Martha Mitchell.

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