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
pioneers thumb Saturday, April 19 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.-"Sights, Symbols, Stories" overview tour;  6:30 p.m.- Pioneers of Atlanta April 19
10:00 AM
Leo thumb Sunday, April 20 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 April 20
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. Tickets on sale in March 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

News From Oakland

  • 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
  • First Signs of Spring By Cooper Sanchez Many of us do not equate the month of February with Spring time. However, if you look closely, you can see signs of a long awaited new … Continue reading