History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for a guided walking tour for two (up to a $20 value)
- $18 for a guided walking tour for four (up to a $40 value)
View the tour schedule here.
Historic Oakland Cemetery
Founded by the city in 1850, Historic Oakland Cemetery is a reflective park with lush greenery and architectural monuments for its 70,000 burial sites. Knowledgeable tour guides share tidbits of Atlanta’s history during tours, paying visits to the gravesite of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African American mayor. Architecture in a variety of styles rises across the grounds, including mausoleums with Tiffany Studios stained-glass windows and gigantic bronze urns. The stone-hewn Lion of Atlanta marks the burial ground of 3,000 unknown Confederate soldiers. The hanging bows of oak, magnolia, and dogwood trees shade visitors, surrounded by the colorful, fragrant camellias.
I finally got around to taking the tour. The guide was very good and shared interesting facts and historic information hitting the high pointsAlayne H., Yelp, 2/19/11
you will learn really great things about the subject of the tour, the cemetery in general, and some really great Atlanta history.eburns7, TripAdvisor, 1/29/12
248 Oakland Ave. SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312