• Tunes from the Tombs

    Tickets to Oakland's acclaimed summer music fest on sale now!

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  • Love Stories of Oakland: Mother’s Day Edition

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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 27 —
May 28
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
musicicon Bandmasters, Fifers, Composers and More: Oakland’s Music Makers This tour spotlights some noted Atlanta musicians buried here, and examines how some of the cemetery’s architecture tunes into musical themes. May 27 —
May 27
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
leofrankicon Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story Numerous Oakland residents played key roles in Georgia's trial of the century involving Leo Frank and a young girl, Mary Phagan. May 28 —
May 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
Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 9.30.25 AM Tunes from the Tombs
Don't miss Oakland Cemetery's hit music festival! Stay tuned for event details.
June 10 —
June 10
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
JuneteenthWebSubPageHeader Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery
Oakland Cemetery hosts a Juneteenth celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the Confederate South.
June 17 —
June 17
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
mvslider2s Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Father’s Day Edition
Delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing with a Father's Day offering of Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History.
June 18 —
June 18
6:00 PM

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