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Oakland Cemetery

  • 248 Oakland Ave. SE Map It
  • Grant Park
  • Cemetery

Updated 10/22/2014

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Established in 1850 in the Victorian style, Atlanta's oldest cemetery was designed to serve as a public park as well as a burial ground. Some of the 70,000 permanent residents include six governors, five Confederate generals, and 6,900 Confederate soldiers. Also here are novelist Margaret Mitchell and golfing great Bobby Jones. You can bring a picnic lunch or take a tour conducted by the Historic Oakland Foundation. The King Memorial MARTA station on the east–west line

also serves the cemetery.

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248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30312, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Park: Dawn to dusk. Visitor center: weekdays 9–5, weekends, 9-dusk. Tours: mid-Mar.–early Dec., weekends at 10, 2, 4; mid-Dec.-early Mar., weekends at 2

Updated 10/22/2014


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Apr 2, 2009

Good cemetery to visit

A moderately large cemetery, an easy walk from the MARTA stop. Has several fancy mausoleums and stones, including some ornate examples from the 19th century. Pleasantly green and well kept up. Has a large section of Civil War dead, two small Jewish sections, and an African-American section. Makes for a pleasant stroll on a nice day.

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Nov 2, 2006

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This is one of Atlanta's best kept tourist secrets. Beautiful scenery and serene surroundings make this walking tour one of the best values in town. Spend a few bucks on the guided tour... worth every penny.

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