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“Beautiful! A must for any history buff.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)
404 688 2107
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$59*
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Atlanta Sightseeing Tour by Segway
Ranked #4 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Cemeteries, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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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 soldiers, golfing legend Bobby Jones, and "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell.
Harper Woods, Michigan
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“Beautiful! A must for any history buff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012 via mobile

Awesome piece of history! Take more than a few hours to get the full experience!

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Covington, Georgia
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“Everyone who was anyone in Atlanta is here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

It a really historic walk Margerate Mitchel is buried here as is Bobby Jones and almost 7000 Civil War dead it's a beautiful cemetary, with several great restaurants in the neighborhood..

Visited December 2011
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Atlanta History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Oakland is worth a visit. In Atlanta historic sites can seem somewhat hidden but not in Oakland. People unrelated to the departed adopt and care for some of the graves. From the dead of the Battle of Atlanta to Bobby Jones the graves of the famous and the unknown are interesting. The modern city skyline in the distance makes for great photos. The Yankee spies from the great locomotive chase were hung in one area of the cemetery.

Visited April 2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A must!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I would recommend doing a walking tour on your own and take lots of pictures. I was a little weirded out about being in a cemetery but there is a lot more to it than that.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A Beautiful Stroll Rich In History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I cannot wait to return to Oakland Cemetery for a guided tour. My family stopped there last Saturday and were immediatly drawn into its rich history. There were several photographers, runners and strollers within the cemetery grounds. We loved reading the names and all of the quotes written on the head stones. I have a feeling that there are many great stories to be told here!

Visited February 2012
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