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Oakland Cemetery
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$55.00*
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Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind' Tour in...
Ranked #9 of 306 things to do in Atlanta
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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. Tours are available on weekends at 10:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:30 (March-October) and by request.
Reviewed November 8, 2013

We did the walking tour and it was wonderful! The stories are fascinating and before you know you will get in some good exercise at the same time. I highly recommend a visit. No fee to enter the cemetery only a small charge to walk the tour - the tour guide is a volunteer so the money is going to a great cause!

Thank mdedwards11
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had a fabulous day at Sunday in the Park, music food stalls, costumes. Apart from this it is beautiful and the confederate graves make it very emotional. I am very glad that we had the opportunity to visit. Lots of restaurants across the road.

Thank shauneeng
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a memorable place. It is more like a park than a cemetery. It is filled with historical information. The monuments are real works of art. It worth the time to visit.

Thank BrendaJA
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Oakland Cemetery doesn't really feel like a cemetery; instead it feels like a park, filled with hundreds of monuments that tell the story of Atlanta. The cemetery "filled up" in the 1880s, so it's something of a time capsule of Victorian Atlanta. The cemetery is bound by a decorative brick wall, and the entrance is an impressive brick archway. You can park inside the cemetery or in a small lot adjacent to the entrance. Follow the original brick paving stones to the "Bell Tower," which serves as a visitor's center that sells souvenirs and snacks. You can pick up a map and sign up for a guided tour, or use the cemetery's smartphone app for a self guided tour. You might be shocked by how much you can learn about Atlanta from Oakland's grounds. I recommend a visit in the spring or summer, when you'll find the cemetery in bloom, filled with plants native to the victorian era. It can be amazingly beautiful.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Honestly, before going I was a little confused as to why this was a top Atlanta attraction. That's why we went, we had to see what the big deal was all about. Very glad we did! It may sound strange but they don't make cemeteries like this anymore. Of course we were moved by the number of lives immortalized at this location but the manner in which it was done is absolutely beautiful. The detail in the head stones, statues and mausoleums is incredible like a work of art in their own right. The detail in the "sleeping lion" monument is amazing and must be seen up close to get the full affect.

The lawn, bushes, trees and flowers on the grounds are also beautifully manicured. The only downer was that the hornets must have thought I smelled good (or bad) and kept following me around the Jewish section. The cemetery is big but not impossible to concur in a couple of hours. I highly recommend a visit if you have the time!

4  Thank Legamania
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