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|
|Saturday, April 26 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.-"Sights, Symbols, Stories" overview tour; 6:30 p.m.- "Fraternal Organizations at Oakland"||
|Sunday, April 27 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.-"Sights, Symbols, Stories" overview tour; 6:30 p.m.- "Epitaphs of Oakland"||
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
|Name of Event||Event Date|
|Tunes From the Tombs 2014 The day long festival features musicians performing in and amongst Oakland’s extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens.||
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
|Sunday in the Park 2014 Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present the 35th annual Sunday in the Park from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. The Victorian street festival began in 1979 and offers fun, food, and entertainment for all ages.||
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
News From Oakland
Saving Our Cemetery, One Boxwood At a Time By Sara Henderson Oakland was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and the work that has been done to restore the grounds has been based on … Continue reading
Dutchmen and Patches The physical scape of Oakland Cemetery is bombarded daily by the elements. Acid rain, air pollution, wind, falling tree limbs, vandalism and a myriad of other natural and manmade can … Continue reading
History of the Easter Lily By Sara Henderson Spring has officially arrived! It’s been a long, cold winter but the Vernal Equinox – the official start of spring – is March 20. That means Easter, … Continue reading