Address

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

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

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

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 1140 traveler reviews

History

We walked here from downtown although there is the King Memorial Transit station located right by. The Cemetery was peaceful and clean and was very interesting to explore. We weren't on any sort of... Read Full Review

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

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