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Oakland Cemetery

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Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 14046882107
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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
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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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What an awesome way to spend a day walking through history. A hidden gem in the middle of the city. We saw Bobby Jones and Civil War grave sites. The Jewish section was cool.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cooper City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an awesome way to spend a day walking through history. A hidden gem in the middle of the city. We saw Bobby Jones and Civil War grave sites. The Jewish section was cool.

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Ehrhardt, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where Margaret Mitchell lays to rest. My son and i ate in a great restaurant across the street and then we walked it off in the cemetery.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tjis cemetery is much more than a cemetery. It is a repository of Atlanta history as well as the last redting place of many of its past citizens as well as visitors - black, white, Jewish, American Indians and many who have no headstones. In addition it is an arboretum, it contains many flowers from the Victorian era and one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister teaches Death and Dying so she likes to visit cemeteries. There are many beautiful markers set in a well cared for setting. We stayed and went on the Civil War tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about both the cemetery and the battles around Atlanta. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who likes cemeteries... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here to stroll or go to see one of the many yearly events. Check the cemetery's website for a schedule of guided tours, live music concerts, and even a 5K run through the cemetery. Parking is easy in a private lot just outside the main gate. The website says parking is allowed 'inside' the gates but check with the... More 

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Thank Westgalady
Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Cemetary is absolutely beautiful. As soon as you walk in you find the Confederate section from Civil War. I found it interesting to see how the slaves were moved twice due to segregation. The grave of golfer Bobby Jones is here also. The trees and plants are just beautiful! Watch out for the new Pokemon Go peeps. Must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide! The sun was brutal, but it was worth it for the enriching history lesson! Definitely see it if you want to learn a bit about the history of the city and its most interesting inhabitants!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times and always seem to learn more each time I go. Last time I visited was April this year and saw a couple professional golfers visit Bobby Jones grave site. They tossed a ball upon it - not sure if this was for good luck, in admiration or in respect. But it was moving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cemeteries don't have to be sad. Walking through this cemetery you will be intrigued by the historical significance as you glance at ancestors past.Saying their names out loud in this day and age, somehow brings them back just for that second in time. They become part of the living for just a moment as you recognize who they were. Old... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the Confederate and Union Memorials, to the Jewish section, Oakland is a wonderful place for a leisurely stroll. I love taking my camera down there in the morning or evening to get some great photos.

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