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

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

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

Oakland Cemetery is one of my favorite places in ATL. The city has done a wonderful job of maintaining and restoring the park. I love to walk the paths,... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 1150 traveler reviews

Vast and Historic Cemetery

This place is absolutely huge!!! There is so much to see here. It is beautiful, relaxing, quiet in the middle of the city, historic, interesting and a must see when visiting Atlanta. The flowers are... Read Full Review

Upkeep is the respect

The place needs at least three months of hard work to maintain a standard. The buried are to be shown respect with best upkeep. Read Full Review

Nice Walk on Sunday

This is an historical cemetery in Atlanta where some famous people are entombed. Some of the statues and crypts are very interesting. There is a small grass covered parking lot adjacent to the... Read Full Review

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