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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 19 September 2010

Had. A bad experience. Our tour. Guide. Didn't seem well prepared. We asked some questions about some of the graves only to be met with silence. He kept talking as he walked even though the tour members were 10 feel behind. The cemetary was awesome...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2010

Guided tour was waste of money. Our guide's response to most questions was "I don't know" or "I'm not sure". Tour was supposed to last 90 minutes but we were done in under 60. (Probably a blessing). The cemetery was lovely A definite must see....More

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Reviewed 30 March 2010

We found this 90-minute tour, conducted by a well-versed and personable volunteer, to be one the the best bargains in the city. Interesting stories about past Atlantans, touching old monuments and elaborate above ground tombs: what's not to love? Perhaps not the best choice for...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2010

My husband, who is a photographe,r loved this place. Beautifully kept cemetery. The staff at the visitors center can't be beat. Very helpful, nice and wonderful. A must see when in Atlanta.

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Reviewed 11 September 2009

This is an interesting and beautiful cemetary located within walking distance from MARTA train stop. The cemetary houses many famous and notable Atlantians. Around Halloween, there is also a great 5K called "Run Like Hell" that starts and ends in this cemetary.

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Reviewed 2 July 2009

If it is Southern history and memorabilia you seek, Oakland Cemetery is a place you must visit. Be ready to feel the melancholy as you sense the beauty of this Victorian style cemetery. There is a spirit of calmness here as well. Originally this was...More

1  Thank loveabeach60
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Reviewed 20 January 2009

I have a morbid fascination with cemeteries and his one was awesome. My main reason for stopping was to see Margaret Mitchell's grave, which was easy to find for me with signs pointing the way from the west entrance. Look for the modest "Marsh" grave...More

1  Thank packhawk
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Reviewed 7 October 2008

This is a beautiful old cemetary in Atlanta. We had a very brief time period in which to see the "hotspots" of this place. Besides the more popular graves of "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell and golfer Bobby Jones, there are many mausoleums...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2008

FREE! The best price an attraction can be. Though my wife and I spent about $150 in the gift shop, DOH! This place is gorgeous. An amazing assortment of styles and sizes of grave markers. We only had a half day set aside for this...More

2  Thank Kuthulazrah
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Reviewed 25 April 2008

The tombstones in this graveyard are varied and neat. The whole area is well shaded. It is easy to spend the day there just looking at all the graves. There are different sections based on affiliations and time periods. I love graveyards and this one...More

1  Thank brycen
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cjw1981
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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
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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
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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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