The Oakland Cemetery tells the history of Atlanta through its many milestones, Civil War soldiers, early leaders, and more. Home to 70,000 souls, it embodies, poetry, architecture and nature. Besides many that helped to shape what Atlanta is today, there are famous residents like Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind. Elaborate mausoleums, soaring sculptures and effusive inscriptions speak of an age when the bereaved found consolation in extravagant expression. Impressive art and architecture can be seen in many styles: Victorian, Greek Revival, Gothic, Neo-classical, Egyptian and Exotic Revival. Several mausoleums feature stained glass windows from Tiffany Studios. Don’t miss the massive “Lion of Atlanta,” marking an estimated 3,000 graves of unknown Confederate soldiers disinterred from the battlefield Oakland is also the place to see some of Atlanta’s finest tree and plant specimens. Magnificent oak, magnolia, and dogwood complement delightful antique roses, and seasonal bulbs. Oakland’s cherry laurel is recognized as the most outstanding in the city. In honor of Oakland’s horticultural importance, the 2003 and 2004 Southeastern Flower Shows awarded Historic Oakland Foundation its prestigious Legacy Garden gift of plantings. Many enjoy it so much they return for an evening stroll, picnic, or just to reflect. Tours are weekly and are only $10 per adult.