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Historic Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA  | More on: Jonesborough »

Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place for some 6,900 soldiers, known and unknown. This garden cemetery was founded in 1850 and has been the site of Memorial Day services since 1866. Also at the cemetery are two beautiful monuments to the Confederate dead.


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-75 & I-85 North & South -Follow signs to I-20 East. Take Exit 59A to Boulevard. Turn left, head north on Boulevard through two intersections, then turn left onto Memorial Drive. Follow Memorial Drive to Oakland Avenue, turn right, and the entrance to

Visitor Services

Daily from dawn to dusk; business office, Mon.-Fri. 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Regular Events

Sunday in the Park (Victorian afternoon at the cemetery 1st Sunday in October); Halloween Tours featuring famous Atlantans buried in Oakland Cemetery including figures from the Civil War era; Tunes From the Tombs Music Festival; Run Like Hell 5k; Guided walking tours on Saturdays' & Sundays.

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Admission Fee

Free admission to cemetery; Admission for weekend guided walking tours: Adults $10.00, Seniors $5.00, Children $5.00.


Public rest rooms, handicapped access, burial records research.



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