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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. March 28 —
March 29
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
AA thumb African-American History at Oakland Learn about the many interesting African Americans who helped shape the history of Atlanta. March 28 —
March 28
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
leo_frank Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story Leo Frank's story follows a series of events that rank among the most tragic and indelible in Atlanta’s history. March 29 —
March 29
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Oakland Cemetery 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
DSC_4223small jpeg Spring Plant Sale
A wide variety of spring plants will be available for purchase at Oakland Cemetery during our annual spring plant sale.
April 11 —
April 11
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
header Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History
Delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing during Historic Oakland Cemetery’s special guided walking tour.
April 11 —
April 11
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
rsz_rlhsquare_2015 Run Like Hell 5K & Run Like Heck Fun Run
On April 18, join Historic Oakland Foundation for the largest cemetery run in the country, the annual Run Like Hell 5K!
April 18 —
April 18
8:15 AM

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