Oakland Cemetery

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  • Address: 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4046882107
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery, Family And Kids

16 of Atlanta’s Mayors have been buried here. It’s a beautiful park with beautiful Victorian architecture, less than a mile from the heart of the city.

The various sections of the park include the historic original 6 acres (see the mausoleum of Jasper Newton Smith, the neoclassical Kontz Memorial and the Egyptian Revival Neal Monument), the Confederate section (see the Confederate Obelisk, the graves of the four Confederate genralsnadn the Lion of the Confederacy), the New Jewish section, Potters Field, Black Section and the Bell Tower.

Going through the cemetery’s various sections, one is struck by how it’s style and layout changes; this dynamic is thanks to the place’s long history that constantly adapted to the style, ideology and culture of the day.

If you take the guided tour (you should), you’ll be hear a very richly detailed and enthusiastic breakdown of the history of this place. Get your camera. Oakland Cemetery is one of the attractions in 3 perfect days in Atlanta itinerary. Must visit this awesome attraction.

Oakland Cemetery Travel Tips

  • The entry is free.
  • Buses and large vehicles are not allowed inside Oakland's gates.
  • They organize super fun educational tours for school children.
  • Oakland hosts organize different events, like nightime Halloween tours, Victorian street festivals, and weekly special topic tours.

How to Reach Oakland Cemetery

  • King Memorial MARTA Station

  • Ria’s Bluebird
  • Agave Restaurant
  • Six feet under pub and fishhouse
  • Carroll Street Cafe


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  • Oakland Cemetery Address: 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
  • Oakland Cemetery Contact Number: +1-4046882107
  • Oakland Cemetery Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Oakland Cemetery(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Oakland Cemetery: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 14.54% of people who visit Atlanta include Oakland Cemetery in their plan

  • 48.84% of people start their Oakland Cemetery visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Oakland Cemetery

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oakland Cemetery

People normally club together Inside CNN Studio Tour and Georgia Aquarium while planning their visit to Oakland Cemetery.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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