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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. March 7 —
March 8
2:00 PM to 3:30 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
phoenix flies websmall Phoenix Flies 2015
Phoenix Flies stops through Oakland Cemetery for "Bandmasters, Fifers, Composers and More: Oakland's Music Makers."
March 7 —
March 8
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Stay tuned for more details on the first annual Oakland Cemetery Daffodil Day!
March 21 —
March 21
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
rsz_rlhsquare_2015 Run Like Hell 5K & Run Like Heck Fun Run
On April 18, join Historic Oakland Foundation for the largest cemetery run in the country, the annual Run Like Hell 5K!
April 18 —
April 18
8:15 AM

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