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Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Atlanta
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  • Many prominent Atlanta citizens are buried here in this well kept cemetery. If you can take one of the guided tours.  more »
  • This cemetery started in late 1800s. The grounds are peaceful and beautiful. It was a good historical walk and saw many people riding their bikes around the grounds. Their are places to eat nearby. If...  more »
  • It was a cool evening and right before sunset we I entered the gates to explore this lush historical resting place. Beautiful architecture and colorful fragrant flowers at every turn. Secret passagewa...  more »
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  • Beautiful and peaceful, Oakland Cemetery, provides a memorable way to spend a leisurely sunny day. After parking across the street and grabbing a cup of coffee from Octane (hipster joint across the street), we spent the day wandering around the famous graves and admiring the gardens. (No admittance Fee) Make sure to stop at the Visitors Center and Museum Shop. The shop is staff by knowledgeable and passionate volunteers who can provide you with a self-guided tour map, free brochures and burial records. The shop features items made by local artists and a clean restroom and refreshments. Check out their website to see what events are taking place. The cemetery comes alive during the month of October, with a festival and tours to boot!
  • As cemeteries go, this is probably one of the more interesting ones with a lot of history. They even have tours. If you are looking for something to do on a nice day that is free, it worth exploring.
  • Atlanta history! Fantastic to walk around or come by when they are having an event or walking tour. Really amazing place.
  • really enjoyed the day there, Download the app (Oakland cemetery) pay the money to unlock all 60 plus stops its worth it (first 6 stops are free) You can drive into the cemetery just stay on the blacktop would not recommend large vehicles as there are lots of tight spaces .
  • First of all, this area is being regentrified. It is one of the main spots to see in Atlanta as it has a rich history. Maynard Jackson and Margaret Mitchell are just 2 of the people buried here...

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