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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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Oakland Cemetery is full of history, Victorian symbolism, and beautiful gardens. They offer a general overview tour about the cemetery and some of the people buried there, and... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oakland Cemetery is full of history, Victorian symbolism, and beautiful gardens. They offer a general overview tour about the cemetery and some of the people buried there, and they offer special topic tours as well.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Famous Cemetery has several well know celebrities residing: Margret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, Frank Roman..others and soldiers from the late 1700's. The cemetery has gone through numerous changes throughout the decades. At one point, in process of permanently closing; due to vandalism and destruction!! Yes, this is one of the most haunted cemeteries within the US. The night tours and... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love perusing cemeteries, and this one is so lovely with so many nooks to sit and relax. It isn't the oldest cemetery or the largest or have the most interesting people buried there, but it is one of the nicest to walk through. There are 70,000 people buried there with only about 15 funerals a year. The brick paths... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to purchase your tickets on-line for Halloween tour with story telling. These dates sell out quickly. Nothing like a chill in the air and a nice walk to learn a little about some of Atlanta's elite.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard about Oakland, but my husband and I finally went this year. It consists of 30 acres but is connected by drives and sidewalks. Go on a cool day because you will want to walk around. Notable people are buried here and people that gave so much to make Atlanta what it is today. You can take a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For historians or simply people who are fascinated with cemeteries, the Oakland Cemetery is a must see! The walking tour is worth it... Fall is a great time. From Margaret Mitchell to Atlanta Mayors and major business owners... Oakland can tell you who's who... where some street names came from and more. It's the worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love cemeteries and I have visited several around the country and around the world. Cemeteries are the history of how we honour our dead and they can also be a way to keep showing off even in death. While Oakland is not as ornate it still provides a good bit of history and charm. As much charm as a... More 

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San Dimas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review may not be aptly rated, for I only stayed there for a short while--I obviously did not go as part of a tour. I thought it was interesting to see the different tombstones, niches and mausoleums. I definitely need to go back and see more of this interesting cemetery.

Thank ricsandimas
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetery has its own self guided tour. I visited a day that there wasn't anyone else and I had it to myself. It's definitely a place not to miss if you visit the city of Atlanta.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a friend who knows i appreciate old cemeteries took me to oakland cemetery for an afternoon. GREAT little walk through the gorgeous cemetery. fascinating. i'd like to return for a formal tour. don't miss: the gift shop! (neat items for sale, air conditioning, restrooms)

Thank Becky Z

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