Where History is Buried

Westview Cemetery

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Come learn about the lives of many important Atlantans like Joel Chandler Harris, Lemuel Pratt Grant, Donald Lee Hollowell, Asa Candler and Harriett Harwell Wilson High while enjoying beautiful sculptures and historic structures. Tours will include the 1890 Gatehouse and, time-permitting, the massive Spanish Plateresque Westview Abbey and chapel. Prepare to be awestruck by the beauty and many layers of history this site represents.
When Westview opened in October of 1884 with nearly six-hundred acres of land, it was designed to be the premier cemetery in the Southeast. It is still an active cemetery with more than 125,000 interments. Westview remains the largest cemetery in the Southeast and one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the United States.
The details
  • Please meet in the parking lot outside the gatehouse.
  • The tour will last approximately two hours.
  • Restrooms are not available on this tour.
  • The tour is subject to cancellation at the guide's discretion due to inclement weather at the tour starting point. You will be notified via email.
  • Tickets are required; no walkups allowed.
  • Face masks are currently optional for tours, however you are welcome to wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable.


Tour Admission

  • Non-Member: $27.50
  • Member: $22.50
  • Senior / Student / Child: $19.50
For any questions or to inquire about a private group tour, contact Jessie Grande at jessie@preserveatlanta.com.