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Oakland Cemetery

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

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


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

Published 07/23/2015


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