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
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|Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a walking tour of the grounds.||
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
|Bandmasters, Fifers, Composers and More: Oakland’s Music Makers Amateur historians and musicians alike are sure to learn something of note during the special topic tour, Bandmasters, Fifers, Composers and More: Oakland’s Music Makers.||
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friends of Oakland Free. Tours are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors 65 and over.
No reservations required.
Upcoming Events at Oakland
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News From Oakland
Oakland Cemetery’s Winter Schedule for Overview Tours and Visitor’s CenterAs the seasons change and daylight hours become shorter, Oakland Cemetery adjust tour schedules and shop hours accordingly. Continue reading
The Darkest Days of the Lives of Our Silent CitizensIn November 1864, the Fourteenth Army Corps under the command of General Slocum and the direction of Captain Poe set upon Atlanta as part of General William T. Sherman's infamous March to Sea. Continue reading