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Oakland Cemetery: Tours & Tickets

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
Grant Park
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Reviewed 28 April 2019

nice cemetary to visit,must be careful when walking.Uneven areas,but lots and lots of history buried there. Great place in Atlanta to visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David J
Reviewed 22 April 2019

I visited this cemetery as part of the Bicycle Tours of Atlanta outing. It is a beautiful and peaceful place with many small mausoleums and unique statuary and headstones. You could wander here for hours.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karen5326
Reviewed 9 April 2019

A short drive from downtown Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery is historic. Drop into the visitor centre and ask for a free map of the graves so you can locate those of interest, including the grave of Bobby Jones, an early Ambassador for golf and Grand Slam...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PathManSlough
Reviewed 7 April 2019

This cemetery was founded in 1830, and it has been in use up to today. The old section of the cemetery is planted with many flowering plants, bushes and trees, making it very pretty in the springtime.Came to the cemetery to pay my respects to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 29 March 2019 via mobile

A beautiful and historical cemetery that I would recommend taking a walk through one afternoon - don't even need a tour as such to take in the history around you!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank cgenghk
Reviewed 26 March 2019 via mobile

This is definitely a cemetery to walk through either on your own, with an audio tour or purchase a map with important grave information. Either way you will be pleased. Margret Mitchell who wrote Gone With The Wind is buried here along with golf legend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank jodih792
Reviewed 25 March 2019

Oakland Cemetery is an historic cemetery with many prominent people buried there. They have events such as Tunes From the Tombs, where they have bands, food trucks and vendors selling their local goods.They give guided tours of the history and architecture and they have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul J
Reviewed 22 March 2019

This is a beautifully maintained historical cemetery. It is also a vital part of the life of those who live downtown. It offers a wide variety of tours on weekends, or a self guided tour for only $5.00.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank epond
Reviewed 20 March 2019

The Oakland Cemetery sponsors an active community outreach program that is seasonal and features historical events highlighting Atlanta history and famous people buried in the cemetery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hillarysmom
Reviewed 26 February 2019

We found the cemetery well maintained and well marked with bits of history scattered throughout explaining the different areas. The visitor center offered answers to questions we had. We had a special morning paying respect to those of different backgrounds buried here and learned more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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cjw1981
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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Michelle S
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
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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.
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