• 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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  • Malts and Vaults of Oakland with Red Brick Brewing

    Take in some beer history at Oakland Cemetery! Tickets on sale Aug. 5.

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  • Download Oakland Cemetery’s Official Mobile App

    Available now in the App Store and Google Play Store

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  • African American Grounds Ancestor Survey

    Are you related to someone buried in Oakland's African American Grounds? Please take our survey!

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  • Request a Private Event at Oakland Cemetery

    Let us host your next special event! Submit your request online.

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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. July 29 —
July 30
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bandmasters, Fifers, Composers, and More: Music Makers This tour spotlights some noted Atlanta musicians buried at Oakland, and examines how some of the cemetery’s architecture tunes into musical themes. July 29 —
July 29
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. July 30 —
July 30
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
African American Grounds Restoration Tour
Join us for two opportunities to tour the African American Grounds with historian Dr. DL Henderson and HOF Executive Director David Moore.
July 29 —
July 29
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History with Red Brick Brewing Co.
Delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing during Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History.
August 19 —
August 19
6:00 PM
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

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