• HOF Members Only Event: Celebrating Margaret Mitchell’s Birthday

    Join Oakland Cemetery in celebration of the 117th birthday of author Margaret Mitchell

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  • From Moses to Maynard: Oakland’s Legacy of Atlanta Mayors

    As Atlanta's mayoral race heats up, learn about some of the former city leaders who lie in rest at Oakland.

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  • The Harvest Hunt

    Oakland's self-guided scavenger hunt returns Thanksgiving weekend!

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  • Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours

    Tickets for Capturing the Spirit of Oakland are sold out

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  • Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Prohibition Edition

    Take in some beer history at 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. October 20 —
October 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 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
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
Enjoy historic Oakland Cemetery after dark at Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, a seasonal tradition!
October 20 —
October 29
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
From Moses to Maynard: Oakland’s Legacy of Atlanta Mayors
In anticipation of the city’s mayoral election this November, this tour visits the Oakland residents and civic leaders who shaped the history of Atlanta.
November 5 —
November 5
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Second Saturday Gardens Volunteer Day
Help get Oakland’s gardens in shape for autumn by volunteering to assist with a number of tasks.
November 11 —
November 11
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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