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    Mark Your Calendar: October 5th, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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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
fraternal Odd Fellows, Red Men, Masons and more . . . Fraternal Organizations at Oakland Many of Oakland’s residents were active Woodmen of the World, Knights of Pythias, or Hibernians, just to name a few. Join us for a fascinating look at these organizations, many still in existence today. September 27 —
September 27
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Oakland is a museum of Atlanta’s history, with over 70,000 stories to tell; stories filled with both stunning victories and heart-wrenching tragedies. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a walking tour of the grounds. September 27 —
September 28
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
leo_frank Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story In 1913, National Pencil Factory workers Leo Frank and Mary Phagan's lives intersected, culminating in a series of events that rank among the most tragic and indelible in Atlanta's history. Learn the stories behind this infamous story on this thought-provoking tour. September 28 —
September 28
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Friends of Oakland Free. Tours are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors 65 and over.
No reservations required.

Upcoming Events at Oakland

Name of Event Event Date
SIPheader Sunday in the Park 2014
Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present the 35th annual Sunday in the Park from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. The Victorian street festival began in 1979 and offers fun, food, and entertainment for all ages.
October 5
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
HalloweenThumb Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tour 2014
Historic Oakland Cemetery receives many visitors each day, but only at Halloween do the gates stay open after dark. Witness the magnificent final resting place of Atlanta's sons and daughters during the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland 2014 Halloween Tours. New residents are featured every year. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
October 17 —
October 25
5:30 PM

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