From Terminus to Terminals: People Who Put Atlanta in Motion

Event Date:

Sunday, August 13 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Atlanta is a major transportation hub, but the city owes its beginning to the railroad. As far back as the early 1800s, when this area was nothing but forest, Georgia’s leaders recognized its ideal location as a connecting point for railroad transportation to the west, to the other cities in the Piedmont, and to the port of Savannah. Follow the journey of Atlanta’s evolution from a small-time rail town to a bustling metropolis with the world’s biggest airport, and see how many Oakland Cemetery residents had a hand in it all in our newest special topic tour, “From Terminus to Terminals: People Who Put Atlanta In Motion.”

Tour Prices
Adults: $12
Students: (with ID) $6
Seniors: (65 and older) $6
Historic Oakland Foundation Members: Free

Please note that not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please use your discretion when planning your tour visit.