• Tour Oakland’s African American Grounds

    Join us for free guided tours of the African American Grounds throughout February.

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  • Love Stories of Oakland

    Celebrate Oakland Cemetery's eternal love this Valentine's Day!

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  • Book the Beaumont!

    The Beaumont Allen Greenhouse is now available for private event bookings.

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  • Request a Private Event at Oakland Cemetery

    The holidays are here, let us host your next special event! Submit your request online.

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  • Request a Private Tour of Oakland Cemetery

    Our new online form makes it even easier to book a private tour of Oakland Cemetery!

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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
Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. January 27 —
January 28
2:00 PM to 3:30 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
Young Historians: Writers of Oakland
Discover the storytellers, novelists, poets, and journalists who brought words to life and entered Oakland’s gates through death.
January 24 —
January 24
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
African American History Tours
Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation and the City of Atlanta host guided African American History walking tours at Oakland Cemetery.
February 10 —
February 22
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Love Stories of Oakland
Meet a few Oakland Cemetery residents whose love lasts eternally.
February 10 —
February 11
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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