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Discover the Enchantment of Historic Oakland Cemetery

Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary, welcomes you. This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city’s rich and fascinating history unfolds before you.

Upcoming Tours at Oakland

Name of Tour Tour Date
MM at thumb Margret Mitchell & Gone with the Wind This tour will visit the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, as well as other Mitchell family members and pioneers of Atlanta. September 5 —
September 5
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. September 5 —
September 6
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
women tour thumb The Women of Oakland This tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and personal histories of Atlanta’s pioneering women. September 6 —
September 6
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Historic Oakland Foundation Members are Free. Tours are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors 65 and over.
No reservations required.

Upcoming Events at Oakland

Name of Event Event Date
Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 10.50.38 AM SWAPtember 2015
Swap the savings during the 7th annual SWAPtember event at 18 participating metro Atlanta attractions.
September 1 —
September 30
12:00 AM
mvfb Malts & Vaults: Where Beer Meets History
Delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing during Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History.
September 12 —
September 12
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday in the Park
Get the Victorian experience at Oakland's annual fall festival, Sunday In the Park!
October 4 —
October 4
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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