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

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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


  • Harvest Hunt

    Harvest Hunt

    11/24/2017 - 11/26/2017

    Gather a group of friends for a day of post-Thanksgiving sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery! The Harvest Hunt will take place on Thanksgiving weekend. No reservations are required to participate, simply purchase your Harvest Hunt packet at the Visitors Center & Museum Shop (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and follow cryptic clues to solve riddles. The Harvest Hunt packet includes one self-guided tour map ($5 value) that can be used on return visits. All p... read more

  • Victorian Holiday at Oakland

    Victorian Holiday at Oakland

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Indulge in the seasonal spirit with A Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery, a unique celebration that features holiday activities for the whole family! Take the Tour of Eternal Homes and explore several magnificent mausoleums on a behind-the-stones walking tour led by a Victorian guide. Each featured mausoleum will be decorated for the holidays by local designers. Shop for unique and handmade gifts at our Holiday Artist's Market; enjoy holiday carols and a reading of The Night Before Christm... read more