248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312


Contact Info

(404) 688-2107

Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting place of many of the city’s most noted citizens. Less than a mile from downtown, its 48 acres are full of treasures – history and gardens, sculpture and architecture, ancient oaks and magnolias. It’s a wedding venue, a green space, an art gallery, a classroom space, and a place to celebrate the city’s rich and fascinating past and its promising future.

Staffed by volunteers, the Visitors Center located in the historic Bell Tower, offers self-guided tour maps, free brochures and burial records. 

Yelp Reviews

4.5 stars

A beautiful cemetery with historical markers and an opportunity to call in to learn more about some of the residence buried there. This cemetery looks well... Read Full Review

After brunch today, my girlfriend and I decided for a stroll through Oakland Cemetery. It's the perfect time of year to look at the changing colors and to... Read Full Review

Interesting for its slice of Atlanta history, many mayors, Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell and others including Kenny Rogers who must have bought his way in... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 1162 traveler reviews

May 2018 I've been there , it was creepy to me !!

Find Spectres / Ghosts there , it would be quite scary at 1st to see those Graveyards and I decided to leave automatically !! If you're afraid of Ghosts , oh my Young kids !? Read Full Review

Lots of history amidst beautiful scenery...great place to stroll!!

Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful place to stroll through while taking in some local history and natural beauty. I have visited many times while in Atlanta and always enjoy the scenery, including the... Read Full Review

History surrounds you

I really enjoyed walking the cemetery grounds and visiting the gravesites, both of the famous and the not-so-famous. The history that surrounds you - awesome! I would recommend parking in the... Read Full Review

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