• Daffodil Day 2017

    Oakland Cemetery and the Georgia Daffodil Society present the third-annual daff celebration!

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  • Black History Month at Oakland Cemetery

    Explore Atlanta's history at Oakland Cemetery during Black History Month!

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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
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. February 25 —
February 26
2:00 PM to 3:30 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
CelebratingBlackHistoryWebSubPageHeader African American History Tours
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation and the City of Atlanta will host guided African American History walking tours at Oakland Cemetery.
January 16 —
February 26
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
DSC_4223small jpeg Second Saturday Gardens Volunteer Day
Help get Oakland’s gardens in shape for spring by volunteering to assist with a number of tasks.
March 11 —
March 11
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
ddwebsubpageheadernodate Daffodil Day
In partnership with the Georgia Daffodil Society, Historic Oakland Foundation presents a celebration of spring's ubiquitous bloom!
March 11 —
March 11
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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