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Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

Cemetery and Monument
Grant Park, Atlanta
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    Fleshvine X.
    "... to find the Lion and Margaret Mitchell's grave."(6 Tips)
    Caroline E.
    "Find the Margaret Mitchell grave."(4 Tips)
    Caitlin C.
    "And also Bobby Jones is buried here."(5 Tips)
    ed p.
    "Great slice of Atlanta history."(2 Tips)
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  • Julie C.heart icon on user image
    Julie ChampionOctober 19, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Just come and get lost. Lots to read and look at. Some great views of downtown too. The guide provided in the gift store is also fun to use. There are several tours year round to check out as well.
  • Kimberly K.heart icon on user image
    Kimberly KrautterSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Simply not to be missed! The unexpectedly romantic pathways ramble through ancient Victorian gardens filled with stunning architectural monuments. GREAT stories on the different guided tours!
  • Kimberly K.heart icon on user image
    Kimberly KrautterJanuary 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    It's a stunning, clear crisp day here at Historic Oakland. Come visit me in the Bell Tower museum shop where I'm volunteering til 1:00.
  • Charlsie 🍡
    Charlsie 🍡January 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oakland is the best place to eat lunch. Go to Grant Park Coffee or Ria's and pick up some delicious sandwiches to go and sit in the cemetery for the best lunch date in town!
  • Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
    One of Atlanta's most interesting historic sites, this cemetery is the final resting place of Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell and Maynard Jackson, to name a few. Self and guided tours are available.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2013
    Historical gem in the Grant Park neighborhood. Beautiful gardens, skyline views and so much history of Atlanta and the Old South all in one place.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A surprisingly active and beautiful cemetery, be sure to take one of the guided tours or visit for one of their events: Tunes in the Tombs, Sunday in the Park, and of course, for Halloween!
  • XPLRR A.
    XPLRR AtlantaJune 14, 2014
    Tunes From The Tombs at Historic Oakland Cemetery is a featured event on Download the FREE app and become an Atlanta Explorer! | Read more
  • Wendy D.heart icon on user image
    Wendy DarlingApril 20, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm particularly fond of the mausoleums as well as the historic Jewish section and the Confederate soldiers grounds.
  • BET
    BETFebruary 6, 2013
    Many notable AF-American residents rest here, including Bishop Gaines, former slave & 2nd pastor of Big Bethel African Methodist Church. See more African-Americans' accomplishments:
  • Megan B.
    Megan BrownOctober 27, 2012
    Oakland is using a Save America's Treasures grant from the National Park Service to restore several of the mausoleums on the site. Visit and see them at work doing amazing stone restoration.
  • Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
    In keeping with Historic Oakland Foundation’s green initiative, attendees are encouraged to ride MARTA or bicycles to the festival. ABC will provide valet bike parking by the main gate on Oakland Ave.
  • Bikabout
    BikaboutAugust 6, 2015
    Biking through this historic cemetery where much of the fallen confederate army is buried in front of the Atlanta skyline is a serene experience.
  • GPNA
    GPNAFebruary 26, 2013
    Grab lunch to go from across the street: Tin Lizzy's, Republic, Doc Chey's, Six Feet Under & eat with Bobby Jones. The last person who did this on a Saturday golfed lights-out on Sunday!
  • Occupy My Family ATL
    Occupy My Family ATLMarch 12, 2013
    Explore the plots of Oakland Cemetery with a guided tour! You'll learn SO MUCH about Atlanta history and Oakland's famous (and infamous) residents.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DDecember 19, 2010
    The self guided map is 4 dollars at the visitor center and a must. (If u check in u get 25% off) The african american section has different markers where u can call a number and hear information!
    HISTORYApril 19, 2010
    Founded in 1850, it's the oldest cemetery in Atlanta. It is the final resting place of many of Atlanta's settlers, builders & most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell & Maynard Jackson.
  • Mary N.heart icon on user image
    Mary NagibSeptember 9, 2015
    Stunning location! A must see if you're in the area. Definitely worth the trip!
  • Tony P.heart icon on user image
    Tony PilgrimMarch 24, 2023
    A cemetery is not a park for good times, or for 5K races, or vendors! Have some common decency and respect for the dead!
  • Thomas T.heart icon on user image
    Thomas TaylorNovember 4, 2015
    The tours are worth every penny. The Halloween tour sells out months of advance, book early.
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HeadyDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out Sunday in the Park each year in October - this Victorian street festival has a lot to offer. The last couple of years have had amazing weather.
  • Paula M.heart icon on user image
    Paula MadeiraDecember 30, 2017
    I’m not really a fan of cemeteries and I don’t see the big ow of this one, but it is very touristic. You can take guided tours for around $15.
  • Heather V.
    Heather VelezMarch 24, 2013
    Attend one of the weekend tours and learn a little more about Oakland's history & then pop over to Octane for a coffee and treat.
  • Arlene M.heart icon on user image
    Arlene MurphyApril 17, 2016
    This place is full of history and great sculptures. Be careful walking because some of the roads are torn up
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaAugust 14, 2010
    Several walking tours are available @ the visitor center. Visitors are encouraged to use the OC as a park, so feel free to stroll the acres. Follow @oaklandcemetery for tour info & witty commentary. Read more
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaFebruary 4, 2013
    Oakland Cemetery is an 48-acre hilly area in the southeastern section of Atlanta which contains the city's oldest extant burial grounds.
  • GPNA
    GPNAMarch 17, 2011
    Local Lust: Grab lunch to go from across the street: Tin Lizzy's, Republic, Doc Chey's, Six Feet Under & eat with Bobby Jones. The last person who did this on a Saturday golfed lights-out on Sunday!
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryJune 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Thank you for visiting with us today. Please stop by the gift shop located in the Bell Tower while you are here for more information on tours and a great selection of books & gifts. Read more
  • Kostas D.heart icon on user image
    Kostas DonutsSeptember 6, 2015
    Nice place to walk around but not on a hot day...!
  • Lauren
    LaurenMay 2, 2013
    Stop by the grave of "Gone with the Wind" author, Margaret Mitchell when you visit this famous Atlanta cemetery.
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaMay 2, 2013
    Stop by the grave of "Gone with the Wind" author, Margaret Mitchell when you visit this famous Atlanta cemetery.
  • Angela K.
    Angela KJune 22, 2013
    Take a guided tour on the weekend or go at dusk when it's more creepy.
  • Selia
    SeliaOctober 13, 2013
    Zombie run today made it interesting lol
  • kristen g.
    kristen greenOctober 3, 2010
    The symbolism tour is awesome! Definitely check it out & do it at the evening twilight tour for added ambiance!
  • Nic W.
    Nic WillisMay 9, 2010
    Make sure to visit the visitors center first. They have guided maps for sale and the folks working there are very knowledge about the cemeterys history.
  • Tasha T.
    Tasha TavarasOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Never rush a trip to Oakland, make sure you have to time to enjoy all its beauty!
  • David K.
    David KaeOctober 29, 2009
    Every year the "Capturing The Spirit of Oakland" Halloween tour is definitely a must do for anyone looking for a fun way to [legally] roam around a cemetery. Read more
  • Scott J.
    Scott JenkinsApril 9, 2016
    Take any tour, you will enjoy them
  • Mario D.heart icon on user image
    Mario DiazApril 18, 2016
    Not bad, it's a different option !!
  • 4sqATL
    4sqATLOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The first Sunday in October is the annual Sunday in the Park festival featuring food, music, and historical demonstrations.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FarleyAugust 23, 2011
    Dogs on leashes are welcome but please clean up after your pets and do not allow them on the monuments. Read more
  • Chad E.heart icon on user image
    Chad ElkinsApril 4, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Stop by the Bell Tower (Gift Shop) to purchase a self-guided tour map or sign up for a guided walking tour. Tour times: Sat & Sun -10am, 2, 4, & 6:30pm. Read more
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsOctober 20, 2017
    Haunted. And also Bobby Jones is buried here.
  • Douglas B.
    Douglas B.August 12, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    take arty photos of mournful mortuary sculpture; reflect on your certain demise and subsequent oblivion; cross the street for a well-deserved beer.
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon HudsonOctober 26, 2011
    Take the self guided tour of the African American section
  • Cassandra Y.
    Cassandra YoungNovember 20, 2009
    Emory Cares had a service project at Oakland, and captured a ghost on camera. Bring yours & see if you can get a shot of one. Read more
  • Fleshvine X.
    Fleshvine XFebruary 4, 2010
    Go here to take some really amazing pics.. Be sure to find the Lion and Margaret Mitchell's grave. Read more
  • Randy B.
    Randy BarnesMay 31, 2011
    Go early - best before 10 am Read more
  • Occupy My Family A.
    Occupy My Family AtlantaJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a tour. Thank us later.
  • ed p.heart icon on user image
    ed petersonFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great slice of Atlanta history. Read more
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