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Oakland Cemetery

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Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 688 2107
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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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Full of interesting history

Quiet, peaceful, majestic, and beautiful. No creepy factor! Make sure to wear your walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. This cemetery is acres long and hilly. Beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Roswell, Georgia
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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Quiet, peaceful, majestic, and beautiful. No creepy factor! Make sure to wear your walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. This cemetery is acres long and hilly. Beautiful views of Atlanta from the distance. Tour recommended so that you can hear all the great stories. Free admission, fee for tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What sounds like a downer is just the opposite. Oakland hosts music festivals and is a great place for a picnic lunch. Tours both guided and unguided are wonderful. Bring friends so you can share the experience. Yes, you are sorrounded by tombstones but you feel the dead are having as much fun as you are having. A not to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the tour very much. It took approximately 2 hours and the guide was great. I learned a lot about Atlanta history. Saw a lot of famous people gravesites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Grandsons 13 and 15 have loved visiting Oakland for years. At first they thought it would be creepy, but soon got into the history and love to visit. A trip across the street to Six Feet Under (restaurant) is always a hit!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice quiet area in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. This is a nice place to go just for a walk and in the spring when the flowers are starting to bloom its very pretty. Historic graveyard with lots of examples of crypts, family plots etc. Also several famous Atlanta folk buried in here. Once you have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A quiet place with a stunning view of Atlanta from an unusual angle. Some beautiful plants and very interesting tales - request a guided tour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Go to lunch at Six Feet Under, then walk across the street and tour the Cemetery. Make sure you visit Bobby Jones grave site (and drop a ball,) wander to find Margret Mitchell grave marker and take note of the Union and Confederate graves. There are other notable celebrities in Atlanta history buried here also. The Cemetery got hit by... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I found this site when I visited the Habitat ReStore, just across the street. I believe in "critical mass," finding several reasons for going to a location. So, between the Habitat facility, the beautiful and peaceful cemetery, and the Six Feet Under restaurant nearby, this was a trip that met all of my criteria.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

You can have a guided tour or roam on your own but this is the most famous Cemetary in Atlanta. Across the street is Six Feet Undet, a wonderful upscale restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Rich with history, makes for an excellent day trip. Definitely recommend checking it out. We could not stay long, but this is on my list to visit again when we return to Atlanta.

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