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Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

Cemetery, Monument / Landmark, and Park · Grant Park
248 Oakland Ave SE (at Memorial Dr SE), Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
Hours:
Closed until 9:00 AM (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 noted citizens.

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    Fleshvine X.
    "... to find the Lion and Margaret Mitchell's grave."(6 Tips)
    Oakland Cemetery
    "gift shop located in the Bell Tower"(4 Tips)
    Kelly D.
    "The self guided map is 4 dollars at the visitor center and a must."(4 Tips)
    GPNA
    "Six Feet Under & eat with Bobby Jones."(4 Tips)

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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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  • Mario D.

    Not bad, it's a different option !!

    Mario Diaz · 2 weeks ago
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  • Arlene M.

    This place is full of history and great sculptures. Be careful walking because some of the roads are torn up

    Arlene Murphy · 2 weeks ago
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  • Scott J.

    Take any tour, you will enjoy them

    Scott Jenkins · 3 weeks ago
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  • Thomas T.

    The tours are worth every penny. The Halloween tour sells out months of advance, book early.

    Thomas Taylor · November 4, 2015
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  • Mary N.

    Stunning location! A must see if you're in the area. Definitely worth it!

    Mary Nagib · September 9, 2015
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  • Kostas D.

    Nice place to walk around but not on a hot day...!

    Kostas Donuts · September 6, 2015
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  • Bikabout

    Biking through this historic cemetery where much of the fallen confederate army is buried in front of the Atlanta skyline is a serene experience.

    Bikabout · August 6, 2015
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  • Kimberly K.

    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.

    Kimberly Krautter · January 10, 2015
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  • Tammy W.

    Was here this afternoon.

    Tammy Wheeler · October 4, 2014
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  • XPLRR A.

    Tunes From The Tombs at Historic Oakland Cemetery is a featured event on www.XPLRR.com. Download the FREE app and become an Atlanta Explorer! http://bit.ly/XPLRRiPhone | http://bit.ly/XPLRRAndroid Read more

    XPLRR Atlanta · June 14, 2014
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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, 2014
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  • Selia

    Zombie run today made it interesting lol

    Selia · October 13, 2013
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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 Cruz · July 24, 2013
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  • Occupy My Family A.

    Take a tour. Thank us later.

    Occupy My Family Atlanta · July 20, 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 Velez · March 24, 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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  • 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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  • 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 Brown · 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 Krautter · 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 カニ · May 5, 2012
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  • Saving Places

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

    Saving Places · April 20, 2012
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  • Jim K.

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

    Jim Ko · April 3, 2012
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  • Caroline E.

    Find the Margaret Mitchell grave. Read more

    Caroline Eubanks · 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 Heady · December 11, 2011
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  • Sharon H.

    Take the self guided tour of the African American section

    Sharon Hudson · 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 Tavaras · 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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  • 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 Farley · August 23, 2011
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  • Randy B.

    Go early - best before 10 am Read more

    Randy Barnes · May 31, 2011
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  • Kim K.

    Find Tweet!

    Kim K. · May 30, 2011
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  • Waylon P.

    Get buried here!

    Waylon Pouncy · April 7, 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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  • kristen g.

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

    kristen green · October 3, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Willis · May 9, 2010
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  • 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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  • 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 Elkins · April 4, 2010
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  • Aqua-Clementine

    Great Photo spot

    Aqua-Clementine · March 21, 2010
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  • ed p.

    Great slice of Atlanta history. Read more

    ed peterson · February 21, 2010
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