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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
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 medical quackery. April 29 —
April 29
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland April 29 —
April 30
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
AAtouricon African American Grounds at Oakland Learn about the many interesting African Americans who helped shape the history of Atlanta. April 30 —
April 30
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
members header HOF Members Only Event: May
Join Oakland Cemetery in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month.
May 7 —
May 7
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
npgheader National Public Gardens Day
Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to partner with the American Public Gardens Association as part of National Public Gardens Day.
May 12 —
May 12
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
DSC_4223small jpeg Second Saturday Gardens Volunteer Day
Help get Oakland’s gardens in shape for spring by volunteering to assist with a number of tasks.
May 13 —
May 13
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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