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Oakland Cemetery

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Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past, Oakland Cemetery. This historical park is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers, golfing legend Bobby Jones, and "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell. Tours are...more
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248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
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+1 404-688-2107
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It sounds a little strange to say this, but do not miss this cemetery on your trip to Atlanta! It's beautiful, first of all, and second - it has so much history and there are so many stories to tell... We went there as part...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour the historic cemetery to learn about the history of Atlanta. This is the last resting place of former Atlanta politicians, athletes and socialites that shaped much of this city's history.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully kept and very helpful staff in the information shop. Row after row of civil war graves - some from the 'other' side!

Thank WelshToGo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the Sunday in the park event. It was free. We took a tour of the sights and symbols of oakland cemetery. I listen to a lecture on the commerce of the war. The costume contest was fascinating. I hope...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a good attraction to visit if you are interested in historical gravestones, architectures and related sculptures. it is a relatively large area. you should park your car in the streets around it as there is not an assigned parking lot. I really enjoyed...More

Thank Naseem N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked a super hot day to take the tour and I enjoyed what I could, but once I got too hot I had to leave the tour and cool off in the ticket office/gift shop. Lucky for me the cashier was also a guide,...More

Thank Suzmyers1949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is like a proper cemetery - full of interesting people and facts. We paid to do a tour the first time and it was well worth it, we learned a ton about Atlanta which then helped us navigate what to do next. At a...More

Thank Martyjimbo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cemetery was amazing! The wide range of headstones/markers/mausoleums was incredible. Not sure I'd want to be there after dark!

Thank mwjessop
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Wow, the grounds are really kept up. Must be beautiful in spring. Get a 5$ map at visitor center inside. Self guided tour was good for us. Famous people, confederate side, the Lion, the cemetery is large, plan to spend a couple of hours walking...More

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Free to walk around, $5 for self guided map tour, $12 for guided tour. Take the tour and soak up knowledge from the local volunteers - and also save time to wander on your own. Bring the camera if you're into photography. Beautiful grounds, with...More

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25 July 2017|
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Response from socrates1937 | Reviewed this property |
Yes especially during the summer when the light is still good until almost 9
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11 July 2017|
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Response from lawabider | Reviewed this property |
It didn't cost to get in but the tour did the tour it self was very inexpensive
11 April 2017|
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Response from Boystowtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I actually found the grounds to be very uneven so I recommend sneakers, but if you stay on just the paved areas, then sandals.