Fodor's Expert Review Oakland Cemetery

Sweet Auburn, the Old Fourth Ward, and East Atlanta Cemetery

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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Quick Facts

248 Oakland Ave. SE
Atlanta, Georgia  30312, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 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, Tours $12

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