• Juneteenth at Historic Oakland Cemetery

    Oakland Cemetery commemorates Emancipation Day with free tours and activities

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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
civilwaricon Oakland and the Civil War This tour explores the achievements of famous military leaders and soldiers during and after the Civil War, and much more. May 28 —
May 28
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. May 28 —
May 29
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
leofrankicon Fear & Accusation: The Leo Frank Story Learn the stories behind early 20th century Atlanta's most infamous crime in this thought-provoking tour. May 29 —
May 29
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
Gone with the Wind Anniversary Tour
Commemorate 80 years of Margaret Mitchell's modern literary classic, Gone with the Wind.
June 11 —
June 11
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
JuneteenthWebSubPageHeader Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery
Historic Oakland Foundation commemorates the end of slavery in the United States with a Juneteenth celebration at Oakland Cemetery.
June 11 —
June 11
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Tunes2016SubPageHeader Tunes from the Tombs
Over a dozen bands accompanying two-time Grammy winning headliner Arrested Development for a day of music and spirits benefitting historic Oakland Cemetery.
June 18 —
June 18
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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