• Oakland Cemetery Fall Plant Sale

    Get your gardens ready for the season at Oakland's Fall Plant Sale!

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  • Sunday in the Park & HOF 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Ring in Historic Oakland Foundation's 40th at this free fall fest!

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  • 40 in 40 for Historic Oakland Foundation

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

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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. September 23 —
September 23
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
History, Mystery, and Mayhem Hear the stories that defy explanation and eerie events that have passed into local legend, from mysterious burials to deaths occurring under peculiar circumstances. September 23 —
September 23
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Victorian Symbolism at Oakland Get acquainted with the many botanical, secular, and religious symbols at Oakland and interpret their meaning. September 24 —
September 24
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
Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History with Second Self Brewing Beer Company
Delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing during Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History.
September 23 —
September 23
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fall Plant Sale: HOF Member Presale
Historic Oakland Foundation members receive advance access to Oakland Cemetery’s Fall Plant Sale.
September 29 —
September 29
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fall Plant Sale
Historic Oakland Foundation's Fall Plant Sale, which offers a wide range of blooms, heirloom specimens, and unique plants
September 30 —
September 30
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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