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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)
404 688 2107
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Ranked #4 of 194 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't go far out of my way but if you are in the area, definitely stroll through Oakland Cemetery. I used to go to university about a mile (1.6km) away and would take strolls to the cemetery. There are a few great restaurants nearby too if you wanna grab lunch.

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ATL, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Hands down, my favorite place to visit in Atlanta. The cemetery is beautiful and quiet. A very nice place to take an afternoon stroll and learn more about the history and people of this great town. There is so much history to take in, it is nearly impossible to see it all in one day. Be sure to check out... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stopped by here when I had an hour spare during a quick trip through Atlanta on business. The 48-acre 'Oakland Cemetery' has been part of Atlanta's history since it was established in 1850 and it is the last resting place of many, including some very famous people such as Margaret Mitchell who wrote "Gone With The Wind", the golfer Bobby... More

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Atlanta, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A large group of us took the haunted Halloween tour if the cemetery and we were not disappointed! This is a lovely cemetery, well kept and appointed. The actors portrayed the deceased telling their story's of life and loss. It was done in humor and truth and all in good taste. We will be back this year for the tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Interesting to know the racial way of that age.. discrimination until the dead. Other issue, nice to see the space perception of the American and the European

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This cemetery holds many Atlanta personalities including many members of my family as well as Margaret Mitchell who wrote GWTW. Oakland is a registered historic place visited by many.

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Atlanta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

So much history here. Next time I would like to take the guided tour. Stroll around after having a couple of beers at Six Feet Under across the street. You can enjoy one of the best views of downtown Atlanta from Oakland Cemetery.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Take a guided tour with one of Oakland's excellent guides or a self-guided tour using one of the cemetery's maps. Lots of famous and interesting residents. The Sunday in the Park festival every October and the Halloween tours are special treats.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Oakland is a lovely cemetery to wander through--nothing macabre or depressing about it. Very scenic, particularly since you have the old and weather-beaten headstones set against the backdrop of the Atlanta skyline. There are many small, winding paths to wander through. There are tours offered if you want to learn about the history, but I find that just exploring on... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The setting is beautiful and incredibly peaceful. Allow plenty of time to read the headstones. Do brush up on your Atlanta history before visiting the grave sites.

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