• Love Stories of Oakland: A Mother’s Day Celebration

    Enjoy Mother's Day weekend at Oakland Cemetery!

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  • Tunes from the Tombs 2016

    Arrested Development headlines Oakland Cemetery's sixth annual music festival! Tickets on sale now

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  • Register for Run Like Hell & Run Like Heck

    Registration for Atlanta's most unique 5K and Fun Run now open!

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  • Request a Private Event at Oakland Cemetery

    Let us host your next special event! Submit your request online.

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  • Request a Private Tour of Oakland Cemetery

    Our new online form makes it even easier to book a private tour of Oakland Cemetery!

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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. May 7 —
May 8
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
boyssummericon Oakland’s Boys of Summer: 150th Anniversary Edition Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Atlanta's first baseball game at Oakland Cemetery and The Republic Social House! May 12 —
May 12
6:00 PM to 7:00 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
LSWebSubPageHeader Love Stories of Oakland: A Mother’s Day Celebration
Meet a few of Oakland Cemetery’s residents whose love lasts beyond their time here on earth.
May 7 —
May 8
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Oakland Cemetery Gives Back to Georgia Educators
May 2 through May 6 marks National Teacher Appreciation Week, and Oakland Cemetery will recognize our state's educators with a special offer.
May 7 —
May 7
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
header-neighborhoodjazz Atlanta Jazz Festival at Oakland Cemetery
Historic Oakland Cemetery hosts Atlanta Jazz Festival's Neighborhood Jazz Series.
May 8 —
May 8
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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