As Atlanta’s oldest cultural site, Historic Oakland Cemetery offers a window into the city’s rich and fascinating history. Oakland is the final resting place for more than 70,000 souls, including many Atlanta founders and noted citizens of Georgia. A visit to this Victorian garden cemetery provides opportunities to start a dialogue about the historic past and create a space for learning outside the classroom.

School tours of Oakland Cemetery reflect the diverse development of Atlanta, the state, and the American South. Noted Georgians are buried next to ordinary citizens, former slaves have been laid to rest across from Confederate soldiers, and men and women transcend the social barriers of life to coexist in death. Walk through Oakland Cemetery and know what it feels like to be surrounded by history.

To request more information about our education program or to schedule a guided school tour, please contact Education Coordinator Marcy Breffle at or (404) 688-2107 ex. 16.

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Explore the educational opportunities offered at Historic Oakland Cemetery

Educator Events

Historic Oakland Foundation recognizes the impact educators make with discounts and tour offerings throughout the year.

Field Trip Guides

Oakland Cemetery Field Trip Guides are designed to help educators create a meaningful and unforgettable learning experience at Oakland Cemetery. Each guide contains an introduction to Oakland Cemetery, trip guidelines, reflection questions, and post-visit activities.

Teacher Guides

 Made available by the Historic Oakland Foundation, this educational guide is designed to help teachers engage and inspire their students during a visit to historic Oakland Cemetery. These guides are designed to accompany a guided tour of Oakland Cemetery, but it can be used for off-site study.

Young Historians Homeschool Program

Experience a different side of Oakland Cemetery with Young Historians, Historic Oakland Foundation’s educational program for homeschool students and their families.