• 40 in 40 for Historic Oakland Foundation

    Contribute to HOF's 40th anniversary fundraiser through Oct. 1

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  • HOF Members Only Event: Tech History

    HOF members are invited to enjoy a never-before-seen Tech-centric tour of Oakland Cemetery!

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  • Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Lovin’ Date Night

    Make it an evening to remember at Oakland's one-of-a-kind date night!

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  • Run Like Hell 5K

    Oakland's annual 5k returns with a new route! Registration is now open.

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  • Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours

    Tickets for Capturing the Spirit of Oakland on sale to HOF Members July 1!

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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
Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. August 26 —
August 27
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Dying in the 19th Century Learn about the mystery and science of death and dying during a time when the discovery of germ theory and anesthesia coexisted with the use of leeches, water cures, and medical quackery. August 26 —
August 26
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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. August 27 —
August 27
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
HOF Members Only Event: September
Honor Tech's early history found at Oakland Cemetery with a new, never-before-seen guided walking tour
September 3 —
September 3
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Second Saturday Gardens Volunteer Day
Help get Oakland’s gardens in shape for autumn by volunteering to assist with a number of tasks.
September 9 —
September 9
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Lovin’ Date Night
Meet some Oakland Cemetery residents whose love lasts eternally during Love Stories of Oakland!
September 9 —
September 9
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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