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|
|Saturday, March 15 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.-"Sights, Symbols, Stories" overview tour; 6:30 p.m.- "Pioneers of Atlanta."||
|Sunday, March 16 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.-"Sights, Symbols, Stories" overview tour; 6:30 p.m.- "Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story."||
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|
|Run Like Hell: Pushing Up Daisies Edition 2014 Lace up your race shoes and get ready to sprint towards good times during Historic Oakland Cemetery's Run Like Hell 5K, (or, Run Like Heck 1K for the little ones!). New this year:The 5K is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier, electronic timing chips in all the bibs, a picnic basket/cooler check will be provided for a post race lunch, your race bib gives you free access to one of Oakland’s famed weekend toursRegister today!||
|Tunes From the Tombs 2014 The day long festival features musicians performing in and amongst Oakland’s extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens. Tickets on sale in March||
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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