Historic Oakland Foundation
248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Latitude, Longitude: 33.7474539 -84.3751184
There is no fee to visit.
Cemetery and Garden Hours
Historic Oakland Cemetery is a public park, and is open from dawn until dusk 365 days a year. The cemetery hosts ticketed fundraising events intermittently throughout the year, and admission is required for:
Arts at Oakland
Tunes from the Tombs
Sunday in the Park
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
The Visitors Center and Museum Shop Hours
The Visitors Center and Museum Shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in spring, summer and fall, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter.
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. If you park inside the cemetery just pull your vehicle off to the right of any asphalt paved roadway, with enough space for other cars to pass. Please be especially careful not to damage walls and tree. Buses and large vehicles are not allowed inside Oakland’s gates since they cannot make the turns inside the cemetery. Please be sure to lock your car and not leave valuables in view.
Directions From MARTA
Exit the King Memorial Station to Decatur Street. Head west (take a left) to Grant Street. Turn left onto Grant Street and follow to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE. Take left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The main gates of Oakland Cemetery will be straight ahead. The walk will take about 7-10 minutes. Click here for a map.
From I-85/I-75 South
Take exit 247 to merge onto I-20 E toward Augusta. Take exit 59A for Boulevard toward Zoo Atlanta/
From I-85/I-75 North
Take exit 247 for Interstate 20/
From I-20 East
Take exit 59A for Boulevard toward Zoo Atlanta/
From I-20 West
Take exit 59A toward Memorial Dr/