• Holiday Wreaths at Oakland Cemetery

    Deck your halls or family plot with a fresh balsam fir wreath!

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  • A Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery

    Start a new seasonal tradition at Historic Oakland!

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  • The Harvest Hunt

    Oakland's self-guided scavenger hunt returns Thanksgiving weekend!

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  • Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Prohibition Edition

    Take in some beer history at Oakland Cemetery!

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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
Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. November 25 —
November 26
10:00 AM to 4:00 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
The Harvest Hunt
Gather a group of friends for a day of post-Thanksgiving sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery!
November 24 —
November 26
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Malts & Vaults of Oakland: The Prohibition Edition with My Friend’s Growler Shop
Delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing during Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History.
November 25 —
November 25
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Georgia Gives Day
Support Oakland Cemetery on this day of online giving statewide!
November 28 —
November 28
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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