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

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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

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Sunday in the Park

    Sunday in the Park

    10/02/2016 - 10/02/2016

    On Oct. 2, Sunday in the Park, returns for a 37th year with a Victorian street festival offering a little something for everyone! Enjoy an afternoon of live musical entertainment, living history demonstrations, kid's activities and much more. The daylong festival features performances from local bands throughout the cemetery. The ever-popular Victorian costume contest is open to all ages, and participants can enter with traditional Victorian or steampunk costumes. Find unique keepsakes at th... read more

  • Run Like Hell 5K & Run Like Heck 1K Fun Run

    Run Like Hell 5K & Run Like Heck 1K Fun Run

    10/15/2016 - 10/15/2016

    Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the 9th annual Run Like Hell 5K and Run Like Heck 1K on October 15, 2016! The largest cemetery run in the country, Run Like Hell is one of Atlanta's favorite neighborhood 5K fundraisers. Run Like Hell is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, and covers several areas of Oakland Cemetery, including the historic Jewish grounds, Confederate section, new Beaumont Allen Greenhouse, Hogpen Corner, and Knit Mill, as well as the Grant Park neighborhood. All proceeds fr... read more