Atlanta Metro / Atlanta

Historic Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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

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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: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    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: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    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


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required


    Near Interstate Highway




    Payment Options

    American Express




    Special Tags

    Civil War Site


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages