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

48 acres of Atlanta residents laid to rest, this is history. Brick walkways criss-cross the cemetery and divide it into clear sections including the... Read Full Review

This is a fairly interesting destination depending on how much you like local history. The two most famous residents are probably Margaret Mitchell (GWTW)... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 1148 traveler reviews

Nice Walk on Sunday

This is an historical cemetery in Atlanta where some famous people are entombed. Some of the statues and crypts are very interesting. There is a small grass covered parking lot adjacent to the... Read Full Review

Nice stroll and interesting

Took time to walk around cemetary while awaiting my Christmas wreath pick-up. I enjoyed the stroll. Benches were located throughout. Grounds seem fairly well kept. Worth making time to visit and glad... Read Full Review

Good for tours or just strolling

This is a fairly interesting destination depending on how much you like local history. The two most famous residents are probably Margaret Mitchell (GWTW) and Bobby Jones (golf). There are other... Read Full Review

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