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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)
404 688 2107
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Ranked #6 of 192 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Peachtree City, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Oakland Cemetery is a truly beautiful place no matter what time of year you visit. There is so much history wrapped up it is unbelievable. The folks who work in the shop are exceptionally knowledgeable regarding everything about the cemetery and are happy to share information even if you are not going on an official tour. Be prepared to walk... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Nice setting and nice place to stroll around and meditate. Full of history and interesting landmarks.

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Atlanta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I take visitors to Oakland frequently because it is like seeing a time line of Atlanta. Best if you go at least once when a docent can guide you around and share invaluable insight. If you like cemeteries, put this on your list.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I know it's a cemetery but it is worth a visit, not with very young children though. The history is amazing! A little hard to find the entrance as not really sign posted very well. Could do with more sign posts inside as you can get lost very easily!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Walking around a cemetery can seem very strange but not at Oakland Cemetery. Make sure to visit Bobby Jones' grave site, the Confederate Soldier's field as well as the Jewish section. This place is worth going off the normal sites in Atlanta and experience Oakland.

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you like visiting cemeteries and many folk do, this is an interesting and historical one. It has attractive and notable mausoleums, easy access and photo opportunities. There are several good eateries close by Six feet under, Agave, Carol Street Cafe and a couple of burger joints and bars. There is a small museum in the center where you will... More

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Oakland Cemetery can be reached very conveniently on MARTA from Peachtree Center or Five Points, just a couple of stops. Walking through the cemetery gives a wonderful, quiet, reflective view of Atlanta's history. Stop first at the Visitor Center for a guide to famous people buried there: Margaret Mitchell of course, but also Confederate generals and business people who built... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What history. I love graveyards because they are the past but you you really need to take a tour to fully appreciate who is buried here. Great history lesson

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Portland, Oregon
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Husband and I visited the other day. Neat place to walk around and check the different tombstones out. I loved the lion and memorials to the Confederate soldiers. Being a psychic/medium and civil war time period fan, I am always drawn to places like this. The gentleman at the visitors center was nice and helpful, too. I will come back... More

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Marietta, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I am a native Atlanta gal and have lived here all my short 68 years and never visited this place. I came with my sisters to celebrate a birthday. We took the tour, which I highly recommend, and spent a pleasant stroll through time. The tour takes about two hours so wear comfortable shoes. It was very hot and I... More

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