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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 1089 traveler reviews

Interesting Cemetery and tour

The Oakland Cemetery is an interesting place to visit. It has many old grave stones, includes some Atlanta history and provides some information on the civil war. We took the Saturday afternoon... Read Full Review

Somber moment

The oakland cemetary is a place to go for history buffs this is where Bobby Jones and Margaret Mitchell are buried. They also have a large section full of civil war soldiers. Read Full Review

African American Walk Tour

I was amazed at the the history here. It was so surreal to hear the history of the members laid there. From First black mayor of Atlanta to the Mr. Gray, who built first black school in Atlanta... 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

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

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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