• 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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    Take in some beer history at Oakland Cemetery!

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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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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 1 —
July 2
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind This tour visits the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, as well as other Mitchell family members and pioneers of Atlanta. July 1 —
July 1
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. July 2 —
July 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
Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History with Wild Heaven Beer
Delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing during Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History.
July 8 —
July 8
6:00 PM
HOF Members Only Event: July
Meet Willis Venable and Dr. Joseph Jacobs, who are permanently linked with Coca-Cola history.
July 15 —
July 15
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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

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