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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 1135 traveler reviews

Wandered into it by accident. Boy, am I glad I did!

Sounds a bit weird, but they have artsy pop-up events here, a ghost tour, and other attractions that one would ask "really? in a grave yard?" But oh is it worth it. Even when they have nothing... Read Full Review

Harvest Hunt

We participated in the Harvest Hunt and really had a great time. We choice the medium hardness level and we had to work to complete the hunt. We really had a nice day. Read Full Review

History! Art! Plants!

Oakland is not your typical cemetery. It's a tour through Georgia history in a setting that is like a botanical garden and sculpture garden. Go for one of the events like Tunes at the Tombs or just... Read Full Review

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4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 147 traveler reviews

"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

An Atlanta historical gem. Whenever I have guests in town with some extra time, I love to take them for a stop by Oakland Cemetery. It's beautiful in any... Read Full Review

I've always appreciated cemeteries and historic churches in every city I've visited over the years. You can take a break and do some reflecting on life and... Read Full Review

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