Odd Fellows, Red Men, Masons, and More

Event Date:

Sunday, July 23 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Fraternal organizations in the United States were a post-Civil War phenomenon. By the late 1800’s there were literally hundreds of such organizations, with an estimated 1 in 4 adults belonging to one or more.  The groups were either religious (or anti), politically, socially, or professionally based. One common element could be found in all – mutual aid for the members. Many of Oakland’s residents were active Woodmen of the World, Knights of Pythias, or Hibernians, just to name a few. Join us for a fascinating look at these organizations, many of which still exist today.

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.