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

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 1155 traveler reviews

interesting to navigate

Did a self guided tour with their map, though I'd really hoped to do their "50 ways to die" guided tour, but couldn't due to a conflict. It's almost like a scavenger hunt trying to find the spots... Read Full Review

Capture the Spirit 2021

Oakland Cemetery's CAPTURE THE SPIRIT 2021 (month of October) was AMAZING! I would highly recommend the tour. I attended the 8:30 October 31st tour and was blown away by the 7 spirits that haunted... Read Full Review

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

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