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

I love cemeteries, especially old ones so when we decided to walk from downtown ATL to the Zoo in Grant Park, we took a route that would take us through... Read Full Review

This is my first trip to Atlanta and I was looking to visit a museum on a Monday which was a little difficult. This historical location is probably... Read Full Review

A beautiful cemetery with historical markers and an opportunity to call in to learn more about some of the residence buried there. This cemetery looks well... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 1163 traveler reviews

The cemetery is old but still active

We took a guided walk to look at spring flowering trees as part of the 2 week Atlanta Science Festival. Our intent was to enjoy the walk and then wander around on our own. It was way, way too cold... Read Full Review

May 2018 I've been there , it was creepy to me !!

Find Spectres / Ghosts there , it would be quite scary at 1st to see those Graveyards and I decided to leave automatically !! If you're afraid of Ghosts , oh my Young kids !? Read Full Review

Lots of history amidst beautiful scenery...great place to stroll!!

Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful place to stroll through while taking in some local history and natural beauty. I have visited many times while in Atlanta and always enjoy the scenery, including the... Read Full Review

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