Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE (at Memorial Dr SE), Atlanta, GA 30312
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Open until 8:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
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This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many Atlanta settlers, builders, and most noted citizens.

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Show check-in at the visitor center (Bell Tower) to receive: 1) Free soda or water with guided tour purchase 2) 25% off a self-guided tour map 3) 10% of all gift shop purchases (exc food & snacks)

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  • "... to find the Lion and Margaret Mitchell's grave." (5 tips)
  • "... for a free map and self guided tour." (2 tips)
  • "... Feet Under & eat with Bobby Jones. The last person who did this on a Saturday..." (3 tips)
  • HISTORY

    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.

    HISTORY · April 19, 2010
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  • Oakland Cemetery

    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

    Oakland Cemetery · June 9, 2010
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  • Douglas B.

    take arty photos of mournful mortuary sculpture; reflect on your certain demise and subsequent oblivion; cross the street for a well-deserved beer.

    Douglas B. · August 12, 2009
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  • BET

    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:http://bet.us/BHM

    BET · February 6, 2013
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  • Atlanta

    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

    Atlanta · August 14, 2010
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  • 4sqATL

    The first Sunday in October is the annual Sunday in the Park festival featuring food, music, and historical demonstrations.

    4sqATL · October 2, 2010
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  • Chad E.

    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

    Chad E. · April 4, 2010
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  • Michael M.

    Stop by the visitor's center for a free map and self guided tour.

    Michael M. · July 11, 2009
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  • PreservationNation

    Oakland Cemetery has served as the final resting place for some of Atlanta's most influential African Americans since its creation during the 1850s.

    PreservationNation · April 20, 2012
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  • David K.

    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

    David K. · October 29, 2009
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  • ed p.

    Great slice of Atlanta history. Read more

    ed p. · February 21, 2010
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  • Tim F.

    Dogs on leashes are welcome but please clean up after your pets and do not allow them on the monuments. Read more

    Tim F. · August 23, 2011
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  • Fleshvine X.

    Go here to take some really amazing pics.. Be sure to find the Lion and Margaret Mitchell's grave. Read more

    Fleshvine X. · February 4, 2010
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  • Aqua-Clementine

    Great Photo spot

    Aqua-Clementine · March 21, 2010
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  • Charlsie

    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!

    Charlsie · January 25
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  • Aaron C.

    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.

    Aaron C. · July 24, 2013
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  • Occupy My Family A.

    Take a tour. Thank us later.

    Occupy My Family A. · July 20, 2013
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  • Waylon P.

    Get buried here!

    Waylon P. · April 7, 2011
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  • kristen g.

    The symbolism tour is awesome! Definitely check it out & do it at the evening twilight tour for added ambiance!

    kristen g. · October 3, 2010
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  • Selia

    Zombie run today made it interesting lol

    Selia · October 13, 2013
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  • Angela K.

    Take a guided tour on the weekend or go at dusk when it's more creepy.

    Angela K. · June 22, 2013
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  • Explore Georgia

    Stop by the grave of "Gone with the Wind" author, Margaret Mitchell when you visit this famous Atlanta cemetery.

    Explore Georgia · May 2, 2013
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  • Lauren

    Stop by the grave of "Gone with the Wind" author, Margaret Mitchell when you visit this famous Atlanta cemetery.

    Lauren · May 2, 2013
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  • Heather V.

    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.

    Heather V. · March 24, 2013
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  • John M.

    They have wonderful tours here with great stories about the history of Atlanta. Take all the tours!

    John M. · March 17, 2013
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  • Occupy My Family ATL

    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.

    Occupy My Family ATL · March 12, 2013
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  • GPNA

    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!

    GPNA · February 26, 2013
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  • Explore Georgia

    Oakland Cemetery is an 48-acre hilly area in the southeastern section of Atlanta which contains the city's oldest extant burial grounds.

    Explore Georgia · February 4, 2013
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  • 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.

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  • Megan B.

    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.

    Megan B. · October 27, 2012
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  • Kimberly K.

    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. · September 29, 2012
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  • Stephanie

    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!

    Stephanie · August 20, 2012
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  • 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.

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  • Kani カ.

    Beautiful place

    Kani カ. · May 5, 2012
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  • Jim K.

    very.....cold.....

    Jim K. · April 3, 2012
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  • Caroline E.

    Find the Margaret Mitchell grave. Read more

    Caroline E. · March 30, 2012
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  • Jesse H.

    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.

    Jesse H. · December 11, 2011
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  • Sharon H.

    Take the self guided tour of the African American section

    Sharon H. · October 26, 2011
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  • Tasha T.

    Never rush a trip to Oakland, make sure you have to time to enjoy all its beauty!

    Tasha T. · October 24, 2011
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  • jessica L.

    Have lunch at Six Feet Under if you're hungry.

    jessica L. · August 27, 2011
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  • Randy B.

    Go early - best before 10 am Read more

    Randy B. · May 31, 2011
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  • Kim K.

    Find Tweet!

    Kim K. · May 30, 2011
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  • GPNA

    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!

    GPNA · March 17, 2011
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  • Kelly D.

    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!

    Kelly D. · December 19, 2010
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  • Nic W.

    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.

    Nic W. · May 9, 2010
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  • Cassandra Y.

    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

    Cassandra Y. · November 20, 2009
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