• Spring Plant Sale

    Get your gardens in shape for the season at Oakland's Spring Plant Sale!

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  • March Membership Month

    Join, renew, or refer during March Membership Month for a chance to win great prizes!

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  • Oakland Cemetery Young Historians

    Learn more about Oakland's new homeschool program.

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  • Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Master Plan

    Help us envision Oakland Cemetery's future! Take the Master Plan Survey.

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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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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
civilwaricon Oakland and the Civil War This tour explores the achievements of famous military leaders and soldiers during and after the Civil War. April 1 —
April 1
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. April 1 —
April 2
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
womenicon 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. April 2 —
April 2
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
web header March Membership Month
Support Historic Oakland Foundation's monthlong membership drive for a chance to win great prizes!
March 1 —
March 31
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
members header HOF Members Only Event: April
Historic Oakland Cemetery marks the beginning of the 2017 Masters Tournament week with a celebration of one of our most famous residents, golf legend Bobby Jones.
April 2 —
April 2
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
sscramble header Spring Scramble Scavenger Hunt
Gather a group of friends for a little fun in the sun with a self-guided scavenger hunt throughout Historic Oakland Cemetery!
April 6 —
April 9
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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