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Historic Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 View Map

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.  

TripAdvisor Reviews

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4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 1131 traveler reviews

One of the best things to do in Atlanta!

Three of us took a tour today at Oakland Cemetery with fantastic tour guide Walt. We all had an awesome time and learned so much about the residents of Oakland Cemetery. Walt was so professional... Read Full Review

Beautiful Historic Cemetery

This is such a beautiful Victorian garden cemetery filled with so much history. As a plant person who works in the horticulture industry, not only was I taken in by the beautiful mausoleums and... Read Full Review

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland

This was my 4th time attending this tour. The tickets go on sale July 1st and are usually sold out in a day. So being a member or knowing a member is good. This is not a scary tour. The cemetary is... Read Full Review

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4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 146 traveler reviews

"Quickly, quickly... everyone, everyone!" "It's starting, we currently know Richard is on his way over to the main gate presently and it's our... Read Full Review

An Atlanta historical gem. Whenever I have guests in town with some extra time, I love to take them for a stop by Oakland Cemetery. It's beautiful in any... Read Full Review

We did the Halloween tour at Oakland Cemetary last night. It was very cold and very rainy. I really did not want to go so the fact that I am giving 5 stars... Read Full Review

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