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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 1138 traveler reviews

Very Historical Cemetary for Atlanta

Read up on this cemetary to understand its history and to recognize many of the important historical figures buried there. Some very ornate statues and vaults can be seen on the meandering roads... Read Full Review

History, Design, Urbanism, Romance

As a middle-aged, native Atlantan, it's surprising that I was past 50 before I ever actually visited this cemetery, despite driving past it endless times. You can look at photos online, but what I... Read Full Review

Oh wow!

I like old cemeteries, bc I love history and I'm a geek, but this one is pretty cool even for regular people.. Margaret Mitchell is buried here and a whole lot of other people..and it's very South... Read Full Review

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4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 150 traveler reviews

I'm a sucker for cemeteries while traveling. From the mossy Oak trees of cemeteries in Savannah, Georgia to the Russian influenced cemeteries found in... Read Full Review

"Quickly, quickly... everyone, everyone!" "It's starting, we currently know Richard is on his way over to the main gate presently and it's our... Read Full Review

Doesn't seem like much from the exterior and has difficulties with the overall upkeep. Regardless the cemetery is beautiful with the statues and different... Read Full Review

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