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Historic Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 View Map

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.  

TripAdvisor Reviews

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4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 1107 traveler reviews

Well Worth a Visit

We've stopped in at Oakland a handful of times when visiting Atlanta, usually after having breakfast in the area and looking for a nice stroll. The grounds are beautiful and full of history. Tours... Read Full Review

Very Good Experience especially if you like historical cemeteries.

We visited a friend who was a volunteer for the cemetery and was very knowledgeable about the history and development. Would suggest you do some research first and visit the welcome center/gift shop... Read Full Review

History in a beautiful park setting

On my many visits to Oakland, I'm always struck by the myriad of people that are enjoying this pastoral slice of Atlanta. From painters and joggers to people enjoying picnics among the gardens... Read Full Review

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Yelp Reviews

4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 139 traveler reviews

I road my bike here from the King Memorial Marta Station which takes about a minute. I rode up to the visitor center and had a very pleasant talk with the... Read Full Review

I traveled here for a photography field trip on a Saturday afternoon. Let me just tell you that words cannot suffice this visit. You have to go visit this... Read Full Review

Oakland is the nicest cemetery. Very clean and week kept! Spend the day exploring history, the gardens, memorials and make some memories!! Read Full Review

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