A drone’s eye view of Oakland Cemetery

Atlanta’s oldest graveyard plays host to festivals, history tours, and Halloween festivities
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Drone Oakland Cemetery
Photograph by So Fly Pictures

Oakland Cemetery first opened its gates to the public a decade before the Civil War. Now filled with ornate tombstones, mausoleums, and magnolia trees, the cemetery has seen more than 70,000 people laid to rest here, including Margaret Mitchell, six governors, 27 mayors, and thousands of unknown Confederate soldiers. Oh, and don’t forget Bobby Jones. At 48 acres, Atlanta’s oldest graveyard also plays host to music festivals, history tours, and Halloween festivities. Drone elevation: 75 feet

This article originally appeared in our October 2015 issue under the headline “Tales from the crypt.”

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