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“Atlanta history surrounds you”
Review of Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery
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$58.99*
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Atlanta City Sightseeing Tour by Segway
Ranked #9 of 291 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Atlanta history surrounds you”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Some of Atlanta's most illustrious citizens are buried here. It's a great place to wander around on your own or to take a guided tour. They have numerous events there throughout the year. Like them on Facebook and hear about them all!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful Historic Site”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Participated in Run Like Hell 5K run, the race began and ended in this lovely place. It is such a serene place, even with over a 1000 runners preparing for a great event.

Visited October 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Bit of ghoulish fun in Atlanta”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Oakland Cemetery is a must-see for Atlanta visitors (if you live here and haven't been- go!). Stop by the visitor center to grab a map and learn about the history of the cemetery, then go explore for yourself. It's a lovely walk, and the grounds are lovingly maintained. Oakland hosts a number of fun, interesting events which are easy to find on their website, and they're a great reason to visit.

Visited October 2012
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Lafayette, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Who knew?”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I had no idea that all of that history was waiting on the other side of that beautiful brick fence. We wandered for an hour just reading names - and wondering about their stories. And the gardens on some of the gravesites are beautiful. Worth the trip.

Visited October 2012
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Stuart, Florida
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“Nice place to visit if you like history and gardens”
Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

First, it's free, so you don't have much to lose.

We couldn't make it on the weekend when they have tours, but we downloaded their mobile app for self guided tours and it really added to the experience. We weren't as interested in the garden one, but we enjoyed hearing the history in the African American Voices.

I love the history, but it's nice to just stroll through, enjoy the weather and landscape.

If you're on that side of town, I highly recommend Highland Bakery. It's not too far from their by car.

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