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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.  

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Clue Town Hunt through Oakland Cemetery

Six close friends spent the afternoon going through this historic and beautiful cemetery on a cloudy Saturday. We were following hints and clues from a Clue Town book, and that led us through the... Read Full Review

I did the Halloween Spirit of Oakland Tour and it was FANTASTIC

The actors are incredible. They really bring the characters to life and I can still recall the stories of some of the "residents" of Oakland that we met. Whether it is the wife of a mayor, Bobby... Read Full Review

Nice Cemetery

This is a very well kept old cemetery. It has remains for over 200 years including many civil war dead. I would highly recommend. Read Full Review

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