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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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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|Holiday Wreath Sales These beautiful hand-made fraser fir wreaths are available in two sizes with a simple red bow, or an enhanced hand-tied bow. An additional embellishment of selected greens from Oakland's own gardens is also available.Buy online..Send in paper order form.||
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