• Book the Beaumont for the Holidays!

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

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  • HOF Members Only Event: January

    Learn about Victorian death and mourning traditions at our next Members Only Event

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  • Holiday Wreaths at Oakland Cemetery

    Deck your halls or family plot with a fresh balsam fir wreath!

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  • African American Grounds Ancestor Survey

    Are you related to someone buried in Oakland's African American Grounds? Please take our survey!

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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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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. December 16 —
December 17
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
Holiday Wreath Sale
Oakland's annual wreath sale returns with wreaths, garlands, and greenery bundles.
December 4 —
December 22
12:00 AM
HOF Members Only Event: Victorian Death and Mourning Traditions
Author Beth Dolgner will lead a discussion about Victorian death and mourning traditions, and how they relate to Historic Oakland Cemetery. 
January 21 —
January 21
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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