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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 1118 traveler reviews

One of the best cemeteries I've been in

Might sound creepy, but cemetery afficionados will appreciate when I say this is one of the best. They have a great map that lays out "famous" plots, and there is the Harris plot over against a wall... Read Full Review

Walk thru history

Great place to visit some of ATLanta's famous and not so famous graves. The setting is wonderful with excellent views of the city. Read Full Review

Halloween Tour is very well done

It might sound creepy, having persons in a cemetery come to life and tell their stories! But it is very well done. The actors are great, it’s a unique way to learn some history, and it’s a fun... Read Full Review

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4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 141 traveler reviews

I've always appreciated cemeteries and historic churches in every city I've visited over the years. You can take a break and do some reflecting on life and... Read Full Review

I road my bike here from the King Memorial Marta Station which takes about a minute. I rode up to the visitor center and had a very pleasant talk with the... Read Full Review

All the flora and fauna are amazing. The cemetery had very large mature trees, herbs, flowers and flowering trees. The walk is peaceful. Read Full Review

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