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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. May 30 —
May 31
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Symbolism thumb Victorian Symbolism at Oakland Our guides will acquaint you with the many botanical, secular, and religious symbols at Oakland and interpret their meaning. May 30 —
May 30
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Epitaphs Epitaphs — The Immortality of Words Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the monuments of Oakland. May 31 —
May 31
6:30 PM to 8:00 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
HMMWebSubPageHeader History, Mystery & Mayhem
Hear the stories that defy explanation and eerie events that have passed into local legend, from mysterious burials to deaths occurring under peculiar circumstances.
May 30 —
May 30
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
TFTT2015WebSubPageHeader Tunes From the Tombs
Historic Oakland Foundation's summertime music festival returns for a fifth year.
June 13 —
June 13
12:00 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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