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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. August 27 —
August 28
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
HMMicon History, Mystery, and Mayhem Hear the stories that defy explanation and eerie events that have passed into local legend, from mysterious burials to deaths occurring under peculiar circumstances. August 27 —
August 27
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
GWTWicon Margaret Mitchell & Gone with the Wind Visits the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, as well as other Mitchell family members and pioneers of Atlanta. August 28 —
August 28
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
LSWebSubPageHeader Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Lovin’ Date Night
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 7:30 PM
FPSWebSubPageHeader Fall Plant Sale
A wide variety of fall plants will be available for purchase at Oakland Cemetery during our annual fall plant sale!
September 24 —
September 24
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Krista Turner - Atlanta Photographer - Sunday In The Park 2012 (95) 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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