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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 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Love this landmark and historic site. Do a tour! Very informative and a little spooky! Concerts in the cemetery are fun too!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Did you know that about 70,000 people are buried at Oakland Cemetery? I didn't before today. The cemetery offers all kinds of tours on weekends to fit your interests. Jewish, African American, women, Margaret Mitchell and "Gone with the Wind", etc. Since my friend and I visited on 2 weekday, we parked in the adjacent lot and then walked to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A visit here reminds us to celebrate life. So much history among the noble people who have live, fought and enjoyed life in Atlanta. I've been to a jazz concert here and most recently bike tour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Oakland cemetery is a great place to spend the day learning about some of Atlanta's dearly departed. The life tour is excellent and will give you all the information about the important people who are laid to rest. The location is so beautiful with trees, fountains, and magnificent headstones. You can see where Margaret Mitchell, writer of "Gone With the... More

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Orlando
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a lovely old cemetery, beautiful and charming. We drove through, and yes, the roads are tight, but we were able to find specific monuments and walk to them. The grave of Bobby Jones was the highlight for the men in our party; the grass in front of his headstone is strewn with golf balls. We also stopped to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I just love Oakland Cemetery! There is a wealth of Atlanta history contained in its monuments, including Margaret Mitchell's burial place (after she was run down in her prime by an Atlanta taxi driver). There are great tours you can take to learn about the history, but my favorite way to experience this place is to just stroll around and... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Little scary but cool and interesting. We chose to ride through and a 15 passenger van is not the way to go on some of those roads. I thought I was going to get stuck out there with dead people. #dangthatwascrazy

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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