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.

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Upcoming Tours at Oakland

Name of Tour Tour Date
fraternal Saturday, April 26 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.-"Sights, Symbols, Stories" overview tour;  6:30 p.m.- "Fraternal Organizations at Oakland" April 26
10:00 AM
Epitaphs Sunday, April 27 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.-"Sights, Symbols, Stories" overview tour;  6:30 p.m.- "Epitaphs of Oakland" April 27
10:00 AM

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
for web thumb Tunes From the Tombs 2014 The day long festival features musicians performing in and amongst Oakland’s extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens. blue_static June 14
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
SIP thumb Sunday in the Park 2014 Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present the 35th annual Sunday in the Park from 12:00 p.m. – 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. Tickets on sale, July 15. October 17
5:30 PM

News From Oakland

  • Saving Our Cemetery, One Boxwood At a Time By Sara Henderson Oakland was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and the work that has been done to restore the grounds has been based on … Continue reading
  • Dutchmen and Patches The physical scape of Oakland Cemetery is bombarded daily by the elements.  Acid rain, air pollution, wind, falling tree limbs, vandalism and a myriad of other natural and manmade can … Continue reading
  • History of the Easter Lily By Sara Henderson Spring has officially arrived! It’s been a long, cold winter but the Vernal Equinox – the official start of spring – is March 20. That means Easter, … Continue reading