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Oakland Cemetery

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Address: 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
Phone Number: 14046882107
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

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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Gave it four stars because my wife really liked it, but it pales in comparison to cemeteries in Europe that are thousands of years old

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cumming, Georgia
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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gave it four stars because my wife really liked it, but it pales in comparison to cemeteries in Europe that are thousands of years old

Thank willgero
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is steeped in history with the graves of many pioneers, leaders of Atlanta, civil war dead, writer Margaret Mitchell and famous golfer Bobby Jones. They have amazing docent walking tours.

Thank Lindaablard
Hartwell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's was very intresting..loved seeing the oldest graves and statues...we had to cut our day short bc my bf was about to die in the heat lol but I'll be back to finish my tour!

Thank Gapeachy1122
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I got there promptly at 5:00 and the door was locked. There is no other self guided walking tour option other than buying a map. Which you can only do inside the VC. So I can wander but have no idea what to look for. Disappointing.

Thank Catherine D
Maysville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like it because it is full of history. I recommend looking it up on google before you go so it will have more meaning when you go. I also encourage you to take the guided tour. You will learn about the cemetery and some of the famous people buried there.

Thank Mark H
Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a walk in the cemetery while waiting on food. Sounds strange but this place has a peaceful vibe to it. It was a nice walk before eating.

Thank Cedric D
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to stop in the visitor's center and buy a guide. That will make it easier to find the notable burials and it will tell you a little about why each are significant to Atlanta. Be sure to find the location where Sherman viewed the Battle of Atlanta, and be humbled by the number of confederate graves, and know... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I particularly loved the grave site of Margret Mitchell (author of Gone With the Wind), Maynard Jackson and the dedicated area for the Confederate Dead. The whole cemetery is extremely well maintained, landscaped to perfection and contains SO much history.

Thank LadyZ06
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Oakland Cemetery is a "off the Beaten Path" experience. Few Cemeteries have tours, but the Oakland Cemetery Tour is entertaining and a great history lesson. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. It is free, but even if there was an admission price, it would be worth the visit. Some good local restaurants in the area.

Thank oceanquest33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place for an afternoon stroll. Lots of great history. Depending on the season lots of different flower, trees, and bushes in bloom. Good views of the downtown skyline

Thank Michael H

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