248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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(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

Such a beautiful park with so much history. You can bring a blanket and picnic or you can walk along all the alleys. This is my favorite place to spend a Sunday 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

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

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 1153 traveler reviews

Amazing Tour

The history, headstones and landscaping are amazing. My tour guide, Walt, was knowledgeable, funny and engaging. A very calm and peaceful place to learn the history of Atlanta. Read Full Review

Beautiful and Peaceful

We had the opportunity to visit a family gravesite for the first time and it was lovely. We appreciated the respect people showed for the sites. It was a bit overgrown and could use some landscaping. Read Full Review

Loved it!

This was my favorite thing that we did in Atlanta. The cemetery is so well-kept and is just a nice place to go. We did a tour and that was nice also. Read Full Review

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