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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 1100 traveler reviews

Unique historic cemetery

I visited this cemetery as part of the Bicycle Tours of Atlanta outing. It is a beautiful and peaceful place with many small mausoleums and unique statuary and headstones. You could wander here for... Read Full Review

Relaxing way to spend an hour and get some fresh air!

A short drive from downtown Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery is historic. Drop into the visitor centre and ask for a free map of the graves so you can locate those of interest, including the grave of Bobby... Read Full Review

Historic and Beautiful

This cemetery was founded in 1830, and it has been in use up to today. The old section of the cemetery is planted with many flowering plants, bushes and trees, making it very pretty in the... Read Full Review

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4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 138 traveler reviews

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

What a great way to experience the history of Atlanta through some of her most famous residents! I primarily came here due to the grave of Margaret... Read Full Review

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