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Oakland Cemetery
More than just Atlanta’s oldest cemetery, dating back to 1850, Oakland Cemetery’s large grounds serve as a tranquil sanctuary from the urban bustle. Take a quiet moment to meander past stunning mausoleums, grand oaks, and notable graves including those of Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson.

The Basics
An astounding 70,000 people are buried in the 43-acre (17-hectare) Oakland Cemetery. Though the last plots were sold in 1884, burials still continue through the use of family-owned plots and city exceptions for notable figures. Today the site also functions as a beautiful park with winding stone paths, shade-producing trees, and blossoming flowers. You can explore the cemetery on your own at any time without paying an entry fee, or upgrade for a self-guided tour map with information about notable graves or a guided tour with the Historic Oakland Foundation on the weekends (no reservation required). When you first get to the cemetery, be sure to stop by the Visitors Center for maps and information.

To get the most out of your visit to the Oakland Cemetery, go as part of an Atlanta guided tour via Segway or a Gone with the Wind tour, which shows you the cemetery through the eyes of the famous book-turned-film.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Oakland Cemetery is lovely for anyone looking for a little serenity.
  • Discounts on tours are available for students and seniors.
  • Private tours and tours by golf cart are available at any time. 
  • The cemetery offers limited wheelchair access.

How to Get There
Oakland Cemetery is located just north of Grant Park, roughly a 10-minute drive from downtown Atlanta. There is free on-site parking. If traveling by MARTA, the closest stop is King Memorial Station.

When to Get There
The cemetery is open from dawn until dusk every day of the year; the Visitors Center is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday with seasonal weekend hours. Throughout the year, Oakland Cemetery hosts events such as the very popular annual Victorian Street Festival, during which some patrons come dressed in period clothing. Music festivals, special topic tours, and various events also fill up the cemetery’s calendar. 

Nearby Attractions
While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park, just a 5-minute drive away from Oakland Cemetery. It’s also only a 10-minute drive from other must-see downtown Atlanta attractions such the CNN Center, the Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coca-Cola.
Address: 248 Oakland Ave, SE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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2.5-Hour History and Food Tour in Atlanta

2.5-Hour History and Food Tour in Atlanta

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Sample delicious Southern dishes and learn about Atlanta's history during a leisurely walking and food tour in Grant Park. Stop into local eateries for tastings that might include dishes fried catfish and pork belly toast. Stroll past striking Victorian homes and the historic Oakland Cemetery. Your guide shares insights about the food scene and history of Atlanta on this small-group tour with generous eats.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Atlanta City Tour by Luxury Car

Atlanta City Tour by Luxury Car

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Travel through some beautiful iconic locations that make up the city's culture and the colorful history that shapes them. Some noteworthy Highlights include the site of the 1996 summer olympics, the world-renowned Mercedes-Benz stadium and the ever so popular Centennial Olympic Park (great for photos). We provide luxury cars for your tour, Local/knowledgeable guides, climate control, with amenities for your enjoyment and comfort as you embark on the voyage through Atlanta. Get a proper traditional Atlanta experience in comfort and style!
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3 Hour Private Gone With the Wind Tour of Margaret Mitchell's Atlanta

3 Hour Private Gone With the Wind Tour of Margaret Mitchell's Atlanta

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Walk in the footsteps of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Gone with the Wind on this private tour. Visit the Atlanta apartment where she lived and wrote her famous novel, and see the Georgian Terrace Hotel where the film’s premiere was celebrated. Learn little known facts and insights with your personal guide as you stop at noteworthy landmarks and locations from the book and from the author’s life.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Atlanta History Tour From Civil War to Civil Rights

Private Atlanta History Tour From Civil War to Civil Rights

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Follow the history of Atlanta, from a major Civil War battlefield to the center of the Civil Rights movement, on this private walking and driving tour through the city. See the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, plus the site of the Battle of Atlanta, famous Oakland Cemetery and more.
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Convertible Car Tour of Atlanta

Convertible Car Tour of Atlanta

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Welcome to Atlanta! Our tours are more than just the typical point and see, we truly want you to experience Atlanta, what it was like to be a local in the past and the present! We take you through historical pre/post Civil war neighborhoods, historical landmarks and places that helped shaped the Atlanta we all know today! (This is a private tour for you, your family and friends). We provide top of the line cars with amenities for your enjoyment and comfort as you embark on the voyage through Atlanta. Get the Atlanta experience in comfort and style!
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Atlanta Sampler Tour - See a little bit of everything!

Atlanta Sampler Tour - See a little bit of everything!

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Instead of a topic-specific tour such as a food tour or a neighborhood or shopping tour, we've created an experience that is less likely to leave you feeling as though you've missed something. We want you to feel like you've really experienced real life in Atlanta and understand why the city looks and functions as it does. That is why we have included a little bit of everything in our outing with you. Can't wait to show you!
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From Civil War to Civil Rights Atlanta VIP Tour

From Civil War to Civil Rights Atlanta VIP Tour

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Take a private tour of Atlanta’s historical sights and attractions on this full-day tour of the city. Learn about Atlanta history from Civil War battlefield to the center of the Civil Rights movement as you visit sights including the Margaret Mitchell House, Oakland Cemetery, and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Transportation is included so you won’t fight traffic.
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Guided Bike Tour in Atlanta with Snacks

Guided Bike Tour in Atlanta with Snacks

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See Atlanta by bicycle on a tour that features beautiful neighborhoods, local artists, and historic landmarks. Cycling Atlanta can be intimidating if you don’t know the city's safe bike routes, but this tour is designed to follow quiet roads and paths. Along the way, you’ll get a local take on Atlanta’s vibrant culture, from a graffiti hotspot to the tree-lined lanes of Inman Park.
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