More than just a landmark, Oakland Cemetery is an attraction and home to some VIP Atl-liens such as Mayor Maynard Jackson Jr., Margaret Mitchell, and Bobby Jones. Around the brick walls of Oakland Cemetery is the hustle and bustle of Atlanta city life, but once your’re inside, it’s peace and serenity……and oh yeah….. tombstones and beautiful gardens. The tours are mostly self-guided, however you can schedule a guided tour for groups. Oakland hosts several events such as 5K races, festivals, and and OF COURSE October is Oakland’s most notable month with night time tours! Locals use the cemetery to go running, walk their dogs,and have lunch. If you are into photography, Oakland is a great place to show off your skills.
Cost: Self-guided tours Free, Theme tours $10/adult
Free: 2 & under
Discounts: Senior Citizen, Student (College)
Target Age: All
Target Gender: Both
Membership Passes: No
Stroller Rental: No
Wheelchair Rental: No
ATM on site: No
Tender Accepted: Cash, Credit, Debit
Admission Tips: If you plan to go to an event, purchase online. Events sell out at Oakland
Parking Tips: Free parking is available in a lot just outside the front gate or along the street on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Oakland Avenue. Please be sure to lock your car and not leave valuables in view.
Walking level: High
Food on premise: N/A
Outside Food: Yes
Alcohol Sold: Yes
Gift Shop: Yes
Birthday/ Event Venue
Experience Tips: Leave a golf ball at the grave site of Bobby Jones. Pack a picnic lunch. Great place to walk your dog (must be on a leash). There area great neighborhood pubs directly across the street that accommodate kids!
Nearby: Cyclorama, Grant Park,Zoo Atlanta,
Duration: 2+ hours
248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312