248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Contact Info

(404) 688-2107

Oakland Cemetery is one of Atlanta's largest public parks and a unique oasis of history, sculpture, botanical gardens and wildlife. Located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, historic Oakland is the final resting place for many of Atlanta's pioneers, icons and leaders.

Today, Oakland Cemetery is still used as a community park and is a valued green space in Atlanta. It is also a repository for stunning art and architecture. Elaborate mausoleums, soaring sculptures and effusive inscriptions speak of an age when the bereaved found consolation in extravagant expression.

Staffed by volunteers, the Visitors Center located in the historic Bell Tower, offers self-guided tour maps, free brochures and burial records. The shop also offers an array of refreshments and clean restrooms. The volunteers will be able to share some of the history of the cemetery and answer most of your questions. Please check the website for Visitor Center hours.

Yelp Reviews

4.5 stars

The Oakland Cemetery is still just as beautiful and historic as ever, but I've been using it as more of a playground these days. Since quarantine began and... Read Full Review

48 acres of Atlanta residents laid to rest, this is history. Brick walkways criss-cross the cemetery and divide it into clear sections including the... Read Full Review

I'm a sucker for cemeteries while traveling. From the mossy Oak trees of cemeteries in Savannah, Georgia to the Russian influenced cemeteries found in... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 1145 traveler reviews

History and Beauty

Most people may be freaked out by a cemetery and scared to enter. If you forget about the bodies and just look at the beautiful architecture and gardens you will not be sorry. Nestled in the middle... Read Full Review


Loved visiting this cemetery! It’s huge with tons to look at and explore. We really liked the cell phone audio tours. It was extremely empty on a Saturday morning and we had the whole place almost to... Read Full Review

Great place to walk and observe

Great place to walk and observe little bits of history. Surrounding area is great for food and a nice stroll. Not necessarily a place to put on ur agenda if you are a tourist but if you live in the... Read Full Review

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