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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
+1 404-688-2107
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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 available on weekends at 10:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:30 (March-October) and by request.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My great great grandfather is interred in the Green Mausoleum. Numerous beloved family are buried in the family plot. There is a wonderful Confederate obelisk and lion monument and Confederate area as well as a Jewish section. Margaret Mitchell rests here as well as many...More

Thank LtRogerWilco
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

For many years I have been recommending to my guests and friends that they needed to take the time to visit, this incredible gift, created and left to all of us by those who have passed. They often ask what is so special about a...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Great tour at Halloween ghost tour. Enjoyed all the featured guests at the tour, not to mention the historical meaning to each guest.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I have lived in the Atlanta area for years and always meant to visit Oakland - but I finally did recently. I had tickets to the very popular holiday tour. The tour was interesting, and the cemetery itself is pretty incredible. Tons of monuments, statues...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Free to enter $5 for helpful map (or there's an app) - this is a wonderful way to learn the history of Atlanta, good and bad. It's an absolutely gorgeous historical cemetery. We were there on a snow day, which made it even lovelier. Check...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Oakland Cemetery is an impressive way to see Southern history. In a beautiful setting, you can see the crypts of famous families and civic leaders. I recommend seeing the cemetery and city skyline from nearby Six Feet Under brewpub!

1  Thank ATL_Jacket
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Really large cemetery in town that has many interesting monuments, headstones, and graves. Be sure to eat at restaurant called 6 Feet Under across street from cemetery.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Lovely place to walk around on a nice day. Check out the tour or walk through yourself and look at the dates on the headstones.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome cemetery!! I know it sounds creepy but it is cool to checkout history, some famous people and cool markers and art creations!! This tour is free and self guided. We found a book that was clue driven. Took you throughout the cemetery to check...More

Thank Joe E
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Take your time to get a good map and ask a lot of questions. Many of Atlanta's oldest families are buried here. Lots of history and lots to see. If you like this kind of adventure, make plans to take a guided tour and spend...More

1  Thank Bill_Atlanta2948
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cjw1981
25 July 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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Michelle S
11 July 2017|
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Response from lawabider | Reviewed this property |
It didn't cost to get in but the tour did the tour it self was very inexpensive
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kmascaro
11 April 2017|
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Response from Boystowtraveler | Reviewed this property |
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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