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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. July 2 —
July 3
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
dyingicon Dying in the 19th Century Learn about the mystery and science of death and dying during a time when the discovery of germ theory and anesthesia coexisted with the use of leeches, water cures, and medical quackery. July 2 —
July 2
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
womenicon The Women of Oakland This tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and personal histories of Atlanta’s pioneering women. July 3 —
July 3
6:30 PM to 7:30 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
TtoTWebSubPageHeader From Terminus to Terminals: People Who Put Atlanta In Motion
Follow the journey of Atlanta’s evolution from a small-time rail town to a bustling metropolis and see how many Oakland Cemetery residents had a hand in it all.
July 24 —
July 24
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LSWebSubPageHeader Love Stories of Oakland
Meet a few of Oakland Cemetery’s residents whose love lasts beyond their time here on earth.
August 27 —
August 27
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday in the Park
Oakland Cemetery hosts its 37th annual Victorian-era street festival on Oct. 2
October 2 —
October 2
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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