• Oakland Cemetery Young Historians

    Learn more about Oakland's new homeschool program.

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  • Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Master Plan

    Help us envision Oakland Cemetery's future! Take the Master Plan Survey.

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  • Love Stories of Oakland

    Celebrate Valentine's Day at Oakland Cemetery with the acclaimed Love Stories Tour!

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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 Ancestor Survey

    Are you related to someone buried in Oakland's African American Grounds? Please take our survey!

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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. January 28 —
January 29
2:00 PM to 3:30 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
CelebratingBlackHistoryWebSubPageHeader African American History Tours
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation and the City of Atlanta will host guided African American History walking tours at Oakland Cemetery.
January 16 —
February 26
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
YHwebheader Young Historians: Games, Gadgets, and Gardens: Living in Victorian America
Experience a different side of Oakland Cemetery with Young Historians, Historic Oakland Foundation’s educational program for homeschool students and their families
January 25 —
January 25
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LSWebSubPageHeader Love Stories of Oakland
Meet some Oakland Cemetery residents whose love lasts eternally during Love Stories of Oakland!
February 11 —
February 12
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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