• Enter The Harvest Hunt

    Sleuth around Oakland Cemetery this Thanksgiving weekend!

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  • Download Oakland Cemetery’s Official Mobile App

    Available now in the App Store and Google Play Store

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  • African American Grounds Descendants Survey

    Help Historic Oakland Foundation connect with descendants of those buried in the African American Grounds

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  • Support Oakland Cemetery’s Restoration Efforts

    Click here to donate to Oakland Cemetery's preservation projects

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  • Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours

    Don't miss this acclaimed Atlanta tradition. Tickets on sale now!

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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. October 22 —
October 23
10:00 AM to 2:00 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
Print Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
Experience the stories of Atlanta’s sons and daughters come to life!
October 21 —
October 30
5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
hhwebsubpageheader The Harvest Hunt
Gather a group of friends for a day of post-Thanksgiving sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery!
November 25 —
November 27
12:00 AM
mvfb Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History
Delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing at Malts & Vaults!
November 26 —
November 26
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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