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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
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. August 1 —
August 2
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. August 2 —
August 2
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols and Stories August 8 —
August 9
10:00 AM to 4:00 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
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 5 —
September 5
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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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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