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“An Atlanta Jewel”
Review of Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery
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US$55.00*
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Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind' Tour in...
Ranked #9 of 307 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. Tours are available on weekends at 10:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:30 (March-October) and by request.
Reviewed 3 June 2018

You don't think of a cemetery as an amazing place to visit, but this is one of the most beautiful places in all of Atlanta. The cemetery is home to many of Atlanta's prominent history makers along with many of our regular citizens. The space itself is massive with many walking trails and lots of stately trees which cast a lot of shade throughout the property.

The artistry of the memorials makes this space almost an art gallery. It was beautiful to look at and compare the work of the various memorials, particularly the oldest memorials. Stop by the Visitor's Center when you first arrive to get a few bottles of water, find out about the audio tour if you are so inclined, and then take a leisurely stroll through history and beauty. It's one of the finest parks you'll ever see.

They do hold special events like concerts and Halloween ghost tours so check the website to see if there are any special events planned during your visit.

1  Thank biscardicreative
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was part of a food tour we took. The cemetery is well maintained and full of history. Worth the trip.

Thank BDDCMO
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

As strange as it sounds I attended a wedding here. You wouldn’t have known you were in a cemetery unless you looked yo your left or right because the ceremony was held in a location that was full of flowers. While walking out I noticed a lot of historically famous people buried. I can’t wait to go back and take a guided tour as I am a history buff. The grounds are amazing with a lot of flowers and trees.

Thank Norman S
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Historic Oakland Cemetery is a "must see" for anyone visiting the Atlanta area; nearly every aspect of Atlanta's history, from civil war to civil rights and Jewish history to African American history is represented there. Even if history is not one's forte, the beautiful monuments and statues, lush gardens, and serene atmosphere are a wonderful way to experience the city of Atlanta.

Tours on dozens of topics are available, so I recommend checking the website and seeing if there are any of interest; topics range from sports to art to craft beer, and everything in between.

Be sure to check out the museum shop, which has many informative books and fun gifts related to the cemetery.

1  Thank EbD20
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I love the Oakland Cemetery. The cemetery is kept very nice, has a visitor's center, and tons of beautiful flowers growing throughout. It also has a variety of graves and even some famous people are buried here. One of my favorite (and free) places to go in Atlanta!

1  Thank ktheo25
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