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

I'm a sucker for cemeteries while traveling. From the mossy Oak trees of cemeteries in Savannah, Georgia to the Russian influenced cemeteries found in... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 stars Based on 1142 traveler reviews

Pleasant Stroll

We visited the cemetery on a Saturday morning and found it very pleasant and quiet. We enjoyed perusing around and enjoying the fresh air. I was disappointed in the way the cemetery is addressing... Read Full Review

Beautiful and historic

Very old privately-owned cemetery with beautiful mausoleums and statuary. The grounds are garden-like and on the Saturday we visited were well-populated with visitors and were safe. Limited free... Read Full Review


We walked here from downtown although there is the King Memorial Transit station located right by. The Cemetery was peaceful and clean and was very interesting to explore. We weren't on any sort of... Read Full Review

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