• Request a Private Event at Oakland Cemetery

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

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  • Daffodil Day 2016

    Oakland Cemetery's Daffodil Day returns for its second year!

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  • Love Stories of Oakland

    Meet a few of Oakland Cemetery’s residents whose love lasts beyond their time here on earth.

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  • Request a Private Tour of Oakland Cemetery

    Our new online form makes it even easier to book a private tour of Oakland Cemetery!

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  • Tour the African-American Grounds

    Atlanta's history begins at Oakland Cemetery.

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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 13 —
February 14
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
Learn about some of Atlanta's black history pioneers who lay in rest at Oakland Cemetery.
February 6 —
February 23
1:30 PM
LSWebSubPageHeader Love Stories of Oakland
Meet a few of Oakland Cemetery’s residents whose love lasts beyond their time here on earth.
February 13 —
February 14
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
treewalkwebheader Georgia Arbor Day Tree Walk
In celebration of Georgia Arbor Day, Oakland Cemetery hosts a complimentary tour of its arboretum.
February 20 —
February 20
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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