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Oakland Cemetery

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Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 14046882107
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking
Description: Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past, Oakland...
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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Fascinating Stories in a Lush Setting

Walking into the cemetery took my breath away. The magnolia trees, flowers, and shrubbery are overwhelming. At the visitor's center I met a lady who's passion for Atlanta history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Mariah L
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Walking into the cemetery took my breath away. The magnolia trees, flowers, and shrubbery are overwhelming. At the visitor's center I met a lady who's passion for Atlanta history really showed through, and she gave me an overview of what cannot be missed on a visit to Oakland. I purchased the $5 self guided tour map, which I highly recommend.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We so enjoy talking our friends and people to the cemetery for the history and the beauty of the walk. Yes, they do tours if you desire. Halloween is a fun time to see the cemetery and the activities around the fall. We are delighted that to have this cemetery and all the historical and beauty that this place provides.

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Conyers, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I love Oakland Cemetery. I've been several times over the years--participated in the Run Like Hell 5K, taken a tour and last year enjoyed the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tour, which was magnificently done. The actors telling the stories of Oakland "residents" are superb and the setting is perfect for such stories. The cemetery is huge and I... More 

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Martorell, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As a brit I dont know much about the history or the people but as a place to walk around and see nice plants it was very good.

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Decatur, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I love visiting here. whether I'm just walking the dog enjoying a beautiful day, joining an informative tour, or going to an event such as "Sunday in the Park" (a reallllly cool Victorian experience/fall festival in Oct.!!). The variety of art & architecture is also amazing. It's a very beautiful, calm, quiet park just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Well worth... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My son lives in Atlanta and for his birthday one of his friends gave him a Clue Town book that was a scavenger hunt in the Oakland Cemetery. (http://cluetownbooks.com) What a fun way to explore this place (or any place!) There were 5 of us, including a child in a stroller. It was educational and interesting. I suppose this is... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A city's cemetery is often an oasis of calm in the middle of a noisy busy urban mess. Oakland has a rural charm and has a unique aspect as a large green space in the middle of Atlanta and only a half an hour walk from downtown Atlanta. One of the main reasons I enjoy these cemetery's is for the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Extremely large and beautiful. There were very old graves as well as new ones and the confederate grounds and Jewish grounds were a neat and powerful experience. They are also building a green house I would have liked to see.

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georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great way to spend the afternoon. Interesting and good exercise. Lots of restaurants in the area to choose from. Like taking a step back in time

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is my third visit to Oakland Cemetery. I was so excited to get there since it has been a couple years. Just as expected I wondered around stunned. I can never get enough of Oakland! It's so convenient to the Atlanta Airport, just 10 miles, it's easy to get to so you can stop on your way in and... More 

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