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
MM at thumb Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind Visit the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, and meet several residents Margaret Mitchell is believed to have used as a basis for characters in Gone With the Wind. September 6 —
September 6
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols and Stories of Oakland Oakland is a museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 tales to tell; stories filled with both stunning victories and heart-wrenching tragedies. Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. September 6 —
September 7
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
women tour thumb The Women of Oakland This tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and personal histories of Atlanta’s pioneering women. September 7 —
September 7
6:30 PM to 7:30 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
headerthumb Malts & Vaults: Where Beer Meets History What do a jousting match, exotic singing birds and the sun god Ra have in common? Why, everyone's favorite malt beverage, beer, of course! September 13
7:00 PM
SIP thumb Sunday in the Park 2014 Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present the 35th annual Sunday in the Park from noon to 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. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! October 17 —
October 25
5:30 PM

News From Oakland

  • Support historic Oakland Cemetery with Bloomin’ Bucks You can help add beauty to historic Oakland with every bulb you buy through the Bloomin' Bucks program. Continue reading
  • Remembering Beau Allen The Historic Oakland Foundation mourns the passing of board member, former Chair, and longtime supporter of Oakland Cemetery, Beaumont “Beau” Allen who died on August 2nd, 2014. After a grave … Continue reading
  • The Mitchell Family at Oakland Cemetery by Larry Upthegrove The Mitchell family has deep roots in our local history.  From the Edgefield district of South Carolina to South River below Panola or Flat Shoals in Rockdale … Continue reading