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  • Sunday in the Park

    Join Oakland Cemetery's Victorian street festival on Oct. 2!

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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
jewishicon The Jewish Grounds of Oakland Learn about the Jewish community’s history, notable citizens, burial customs, and symbolism found throughout these grounds. September 25 —
September 25
6:30 PM to 7:30 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
Krista Turner - Atlanta Photographer - Sunday In The Park 2012 (95) Sunday in the Park
Oakland Cemetery hosts its 37th annual Victorian-era street festival on Oct. 2
October 2 —
October 2
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Run Like Hell 5K & Run Like Heck 1K Fun Run
Run Like Hell returns to October in 2016!
October 15 —
October 15
9:00 AM
Print Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
Experience the stories of Atlanta’s sons and daughters come to life!
October 21 —
October 30
5:00 PM to 10:30 PM

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