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Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past, Oakland Cemetery. This historical park is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers, golfing legend Bobby Jones, and "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell. Tours are...more
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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 on. For $5.00 you can buy a map of all...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 who were buried in a plot. Each one has a story of...More
Many Atlanta luminaries (including Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind) are buried at Oakland Cemetery. On the day we visited, it was a beautiful morning for a walk. The temperatures hadn't yet risen so much that walking the shaded avenues was a steamy...More
I visited the cemetery with my brother, sister, and their spouses. They are all long time Atlanta residents. We took the tour narrated by a Cemetery volunteer. We had a group of nine people on the tour which lasted about 90 minutes. Our tour guide,...More
I am not ghoulish, but I never get tired of Oakland Cemetary. At 48 acres, this historic and beautiful place can be whatever you want it to be. It can be a good walk, a focused look at a single section, a guided tour that...More
A must see location if you have any interest in the Civil War and Confederate history, Gone With The Wind, or simply wish to experience a window into the past history of Atlanta. Be prepared for a good stretch of the legs as, like most...More
Visited the GORGEOUS Oakland Cemetery. View the Confederate Monument in the center. This monument made the past feel more real and got me thinking about the civil war. Would be a great spot to view to connect to the civil war. A stunning walk through.
This is a great place to visit even if you're not a "cemetery person". There are great views of the city and cool pictures to be had in front of classic mausoleums. Check their website for upcoming events and special Halloween tours.
Oakland Cemetery is a large and very historic cemetery located in downtown Atlanta. I visited on a Sunday Morning and managed to miss the notorious Atlanta Traffic. I would suggest anyone visiting the cemetery to begin by stopping at the small visitors center where you...More