Oakland Cemetery is one of Atlanta's largest public parks and a unique oasis of history, sculpture, botanical gardens and wildlife. Located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, historic Oakland is the final resting place for many of Atlanta's pioneers, icons and leaders.Put Oakland Cemetery into our Atlanta trip maker site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Atlanta.
Today, Oakland Cemetery is still used as a community park and is a valued green space in Atlanta. It is also a repository for stunning art and architecture. Elaborate mausoleums, soaring sculptures and effusive inscriptions speak of an age when the bereaved found consolation in extravagant expression.
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Oakland Cemetery Reviews
There is so much history and beauty’s in this cemetery it is amazing. Margaret Mitchell is buried here, the first black mayor of Atlanta, a Jewish section, confederate graves, and the list goes on and... more »
The historic Oakland cemetery in Atlanta annually puts on an evening affair. This is usually around Halloween. Volunteers dress up in costumes of the era and present themselves as one of the persons w... more »
I came to Oakland Cemetery as apart of my final exam for my Humanities class, and I must say I was very shocked at what I found. Not only was everything extremely well-kept, there was also markers with info to guide you through the cemetery. There was a wedding on one side and a funeral just across the lawn, which was something Ive never seen happen simultaneously. The crowd of people throughout the cemetery was well diverse. This is a wonderful historic landmark to visit!!
The Oakland Cemetery is an impressive way to see Southern history. In a beautiful setting, you can see the crypts of famous families and civic leaders. I recommend seeing the cemetery and city skyline from nearby Six Feet Under brewpub!
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