Oakland Cemetery

Established in 1850, Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting place for many of the city’s most notable figures, including mayors, governors, and Civil War veterans. Spanning 48 acres near the heart of downtown, this Victorian garden cemetery was designed to provide a peaceful, picturesque setting for both the living and the deceased.

Visitors can explore an array of mausoleums, obelisks, and intricately carved monuments that adorn the rolling hills. The cemetery‚Äôs famed “Magnolia Alley” is a stunning canopy of trees, providing a tranquil backdrop for the annual Victorian Street Festival. Specialized tours, including historical reenactments and seasonal botanical walks, highlight the cemetery’s diverse plant life and the stories of the famous figures interred within its gates.