248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312


Contact Info

(404) 688-2107

Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting place of many of the city’s most noted citizens. Less than a mile from downtown, its 48 acres are full of treasures – history and gardens, sculpture and architecture, ancient oaks and magnolias. It’s a wedding venue, a green space, an art gallery, a classroom space, and a place to celebrate the city’s rich and fascinating past and its promising future.

Staffed by volunteers, the Visitors Center located in the historic Bell Tower, offers self-guided tour maps, free brochures and burial records. 

Yelp Reviews

4.5 stars

After brunch today, my girlfriend and I decided for a stroll through Oakland Cemetery. It's the perfect time of year to look at the changing colors and to... Read Full Review

Interesting for its slice of Atlanta history, many mayors, Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell and others including Kenny Rogers who must have bought his way in... 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

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 1160 traveler reviews

History surrounds you

I really enjoyed walking the cemetery grounds and visiting the gravesites, both of the famous and the not-so-famous. The history that surrounds you - awesome! I would recommend parking in the... Read Full Review

A beautiful place

It was such a beautiful place and seeing all the ancient headstones and knowing some were hundreds of years old impressed my grandchild. Read Full Review

Oakland Cemetery Community Gathering Place

The Oakland Cemetery is beautiful and historical whether you take a guided tour which is so interesting or just wander on your own, Great place to picnic and meet friends. Read Full Review

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