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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
UnknownDead  - Oakland Cemetery Oakland & the Civil War This tour explores the achievements of famous military leaders and soldiers during and after the war. October 10 —
October 10
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. October 10 —
October 11
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
ArchitectureThumb Art & Architecture of Death This tour explores the origin and use of popular 19th century grave markers including tombs and sarcophagi, obelisks and angels, monuments of all styles, shapes, and sizes and Oakland’s magnificent mausoleums. October 11 —
October 11
6:30 PM to 7:30 AM

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
TWITTER Header Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
Witness the magnificent final resting place of Atlanta’s sons and daughters as they tell their stories during the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours.
October 23 —
October 31
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM

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