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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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$59*
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Atlanta Sightseeing Tour by Segway
94%
Ranked #4 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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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 soldiers, golfing legend Bobby Jones, and "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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18 attraction reviews
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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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is one of the most historical place to visit in Atlanta. Please take the tour of the cemetery and learn from the Atlanta's past. The famous grave of Margret Mitchell is in Oakland, her grave receives fresh flowers each day from a Trust Fund that was set up from the old millionaires of Atlanta's past. Best tour !

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Westlake, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There was so many very old sculptures to view and the garden area - smelled so fragrant! It was just a beautiful cemetery, very well kept, full of little critters running around and just a beautiful piece of history. A must see!!!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gone with the wind author is enturned margerat Mitchell here. Hard to find, Looks over the Atlanta skyline,not in the best neighbor.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great local history, fun and informative to visit, great to stimulate our imagination, can you say mystery novel?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The little lady and I took a tour of the cemetery and it was very informative. Excellent tour guide.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was visited during a city tour on a Segway. Very interesting and also a plug for ATL-Cruzers since I never would have visited this site & others unless I was on this wonderful tour!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I visited Oakland Cemetery for the first time for Sunday in the Park. The festival was amazing and the grounds are beautiful. I was really unsure of how much I would enjoy an afternoon at a cemetery, but we ended up staying almost the entire day! The tours are very informative, and the festival itself was well organized and interesting.... More

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