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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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Ranked #6 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past...
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Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I did a tour of this for a college class on public history- it was a really cool little field trip. We did the phone tour through part of the cemetery, which was very nicely set up with stories about some of the deceased. Our professor knew the cemetery really well, so she gave us a general tour of the... More 

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Highland Beach, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This sprawling cemetery, located almost within the city, is a visual and historical gem. Whether you are fascinated by Civil War dead, the grave of Margaret Mitchell of Gone With The Wind fame, or the golf-ball-and-tees strewn grave of legndary Bobby Jones, or even a small corner devoted to famous and ordinary Jewish Atlantans, your visit will be "different", surprising,... More 

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Atlanta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Look on the Oakland website for events like Sunday in the Park, Tunes from the Tomb and take a historic tour. The Halloween tours are amazing and different every year- but tickets sell out fast. This is a great location for photographers and history buffs. Have brunch or dinner across the street at Six Feet Under and enjoy the view... More 

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Atlanta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What's not to like? Lovely place to take a walk, near good food, and they do periodic events that bring the community together.

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Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

cold day, crisp air blue sky, sunny...even our teens enjoied the walking and discovering. In the visitor center the man was very knowledgeable and friendly and showed us on the map, where the interesting Graves were. Inventor of Cocoa Cola, African-american section,famos golf player...And we discovered so many other interesting places by our self.

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Perfect Day to browse the historic grounds and tombstones of one of America's great cemeteries! The flora in the cemetery is just beautiful!

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Oakland cemetery has a few remarkable things to see if you're walking through it. There are a few graves of celebrities such as the golfer Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones, and entire segregated sections of the cemetery as was historically mandated for whites and blacks. There is also a massive separate section for Jewish plots, which was acquired by the Hebrew... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a beautiful and historic cemetery but our tour guide Roslyn was either badly prepared or just didn't care about delivering any historical or interesting facts about a cemetery that was clearly rich in history. She repeatedly said that she is "a Southern storyteller" but we didn't pay to hear her random opinions about political issues or things outside... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The cemetery goes back to the 19th Century. Beautiful, hilltop park/garden with gothic mausoleums. The surrounding Grant Park neighborhood has spectacular Victorian houses and funky restaurants.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

"Meet" some famous Atlantans, view stunning carvings, and bask in the solitude of Oakland Cemetery: I know I did. The gift shop, which may seem odd since it's a cemetery, is informative. Spend the few bucks to purchase the map of the cemetery: you'll be glad you did. We had lunch at Six Feet Under across the street, and then... More 

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