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Oakland Cemetery

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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. Tours are...more
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248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
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All reviews bobby jones buried here margaret mitchell confederate soldiers jewish section guided tour halloween tour across the street resting place visitor center lots of history love history history buff gift shop special events walk around great place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cemetery of midtown Atlanta. Of course the famous the person there is Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone with the Wind. It has a lot to offer. The other very famous person is Bobby Jones the golfer. Also the first African-American mayor of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful cemetery south of mid town Atlanta, know for the grave site of Margaret Mitchell, the author of gone with the wind. Now it appears to be an Atlanta park and even having a wedding inside the cemetery. A lot of Atlanta history can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my hobbies is visiting cemeteries wherever I travel. This is a lovely cemetery though I was expecting something much larger. It's a very nice stroll with some older graves and a few larger mausoleums. There is a monument to the confederacy which reminds...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Snicky M
Reviewed December 13, 2018

I have visited this cemetery several times over the last three years. First, I enjoyed learning of the many famous Georgians who are buried there. The Cemetery hosts various events during the year. I have enjoyed the African American History tour and the Halloween night...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jean W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Walk through history and take in one of the best kept secrets the South can offer. This is a year round attraction that is worth the time to see and experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank williamgN1301SJ
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This is a cool place to visit whether you are a visitor from out of town or a local. It is very big and you won't see everything in once visit. It is supported by donations and volunteers so stop by the gift shop and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rod D
Reviewed December 6, 2018

really interesting and full of famous people... wonderful statuary and beautiful.. for a cemetary anyway. well worth the trip. nearby areas are shady.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alfnot1111
Reviewed December 1, 2018

It was interesting to note that the cemetery historically had a pauper section, a slave section, a Jewish section, etc. as if the dead shouldn't commingle in death any more than in life. It also has the grave-site of Bobby Jones, the very famous golfer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank damonroad
Reviewed November 28, 2018

A great place to walk around and see the history of Atlanta: from the author Margaret Mitchell, to the first African-American mayor of the city, to the memorial for Confederate soldiers, you can spend hours here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sushobhan3216
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

No need to spend on this as a sightseeing tour - there is an app available for helping you discover the many great stories at this amazing cemetery Well taken care of and maintained Great place to just walk and think

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 24, 2017|
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Response from socrates1937 | Reviewed this property |
Yes especially during the summer when the light is still good until almost 9
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July 10, 2017|
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It didn't cost to get in but the tour did the tour it self was very inexpensive
April 11, 2017|
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I actually found the grounds to be very uneven so I recommend sneakers, but if you stay on just the paved areas, then sandals.
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Looking for input on arranging our 3 day visit to Atlanta (4 Replies)
We will be in Atlanta on Tues, Wed. & Thur. later in May. Staying in the Brookhaven area. We plan on leaving the car parked and using MARTA exclusively. Any and all advice appreciated on how to best arrange our time. TENTATIVE PLANS - Tuesday: Atlanta History Center, Piedmont Park, Georgia Aquarium Wednesday: Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Musuem, Braves game at Turner Field @ 7:10PM Thursday: CNN Studio Tour, Oakland Cemetery, Little Five Points - and perhaps,...More
May 02, 2015|
Response fromMard55|
Thank you. This is the kind of helpful info I need. Adding the Centennial Olympic Park. Also, please let me know if there is a better way to "group" the sites. I created a Google map, so am taking a semi- uneducated guess as far as visiting which place which day. Coming from a town with no rapid transit system, using them is always a bit of a challenge for us. I will be studying the MARTA site between now and our departure date. Thanks again.
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private car vs. public transit (4 Replies)
We'll be in Atlanta for a short getaway July 6-10, 2017. We're driving, so we'll have our own vehicle. We'd like some input whether to drive ourselves to our sightseeing destinations (considering traffic and parking) or to take public transit? We plan to visit Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Site, Atlanta History Center (including, perhaps, the Margaret Mitchell house), Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, College Football Hall of Fame, Centennial Olympic Park, CNN studio...More
May 10, 2017|
Response fromisabill|
With your car, if you have time, visit Stone Mountain Park and go to the top (hike or sky ride, one way or both - I like walking up and down). You could also visit Decatur on the same day for lunch or dinner and nice strolling around a cool city. By the way, the Margaret Mitchell house is also convenient to MARTA. Consider adding Ponce City Market, the Atlanta Beltline, and Piedmont Park. Along the Beltline you can also get King of Pops as you walk by the Inman Park neighborhood. Krog...More
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Trip September 28th- October 1st (7 Replies)
Hi all we are home now after a great weekend in Atlanta. I just wanted to thank everyone for there help including Stevedec, TransATL, JAtlanta, onemoreroad and others for their hints and recommendations in the run up to the trip. We managed to get loads done in a short amount of time including visits to Ponce city market, Coca-Cola world, the Sundial restaurant and Oakland cemetery. As well as watching a Falcons game at the Mercedes Benz stadium. I will post individual reviews of these...More
October 03, 2018|
Response fromonemoreroad|
Glad you had a good time! World's busiest airport. Long waits. Not sure when or how that will change.