Atlanta Metro / Atlanta

Historic Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-688-2107
  • Not only is Historic Oakland Cemetery repository of history, art, and architecture; but is also a botanical garden and arboretum. Photo courtesy of Dinny Addison

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  • The Lion of Atlanta, modeled after the Lion of Lucerne, guards the unknown soldiers at Oakland's Confederate burial grounds.

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  • Image looking toward the Fulton Cotton Bag and Mill Lofts.

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  • One of the most visited of Oakland's residents is Bobby Jones.

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  • Guided walking tours are offered every weekend or by appointment during the week. Please see website for details.

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Oakland Cemetery is an 48-acre park and historic site in southeast Atlanta that contains the city's oldest extant burial grounds. Among the 70,000 interred at Oakland are the unmarked graves of paupers, Civil War soldiers, a Jewish section, an African-American section, 27 former Atlanta mayors, six former governors, and prominent Atlantans, including "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell Marsh and golf great Bobby Jones.

Oakland is more than an outstanding example of a Victorian garden cemetery. It is also a magnificent sculpture gallery, botanical garden, public park, and picturesque setting for quiet reflection.

Historic Oakland Cemetery is open from dawn until dusk 365 days a year. Spend an hour or a day walking the grounds with a self-guided tour map or one of our mobile phone tour apps. If you are here on the weekend, join one of our guided walking tours. Private group and school tours are available by reservation. Maps and tickets are for sale in the Visitors Center, located in the Bell Tower. Visit our website to plan your trip today! 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM

    Admission & Fees

    Foundation Members Free

    Guided Tours - Adults $12

    Guided Tours - Families (2 adults, 2 children) $28

    Guided Tours - Seniors (65+) $6

    Guided Tours - Students with ID $6

    Other Tours See Website

    Self Guided Tours - Maps at Visitors Center & Museum Shop $5

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    20, 75, 85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site, Film

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Oakland Cemetery Spring Scramble

    Oakland Cemetery Spring Scramble

    04/06/2017 - 04/09/2017

    Gather a group of friends for a little fun in the sun with a self-guided scavenger hunt throughout Historic Oakland Cemetery! The Spring Scramble will take place on Thursday, April 6 through Sunday, April 9. No reservations are required to participate. Simply purchase your Spring Scramble packet (1 per team) at the Visitors Center & Museum Shop (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekend) and follow cryptic clues to solve riddles. Looking for a Spring Break activit... read more

  • Oakland Cemetery Spring Plant Sale

    Oakland Cemetery Spring Plant Sale

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Visit Oakland Cemetery and pick from a wide range of blooms, heirloom specimens, and unique plants during the Spring Plant Sale. Attendees will find many ornamental shrubs and perennials, including a wide selection of pollinator-friendly choices, as well as unusual tender plants for your home, patio, or balcony. This year includes many heirloom tomatoes, other select veggies, and tasty herbs. Gardener Andrew Johnson will offer a free container gardening demonstration, including tips and trick... read more