Historic Oakland Foundation offers several types of tours to entertain, educate, and enlighten the community throughout the year.   We offer our Guided Overview Tour every weekend and Special Topic Tours every weekend mid-March through mid-October.  We also offer guided tours for private groups and schools.  If you want to tour the cemetery at your own pace, we offer several options for self-guided tours.  Please click the links below for more information.  We hope you enjoy your visit to Oakland.

Self-Guided Tours

Guided Overview Tours

Special Topic Tours

Private Tours: Schools and Groups


Name of Tour Tour Date
UnknownDead  - Oakland Cemetery Oakland and the Civil War This tour explores the achievements of famous military leaders and soldiers during and after the Civil War. July 11 —
July 11
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. July 11 —
July 12
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
rsz_1music_tour Bandmasters, Fifers, Composers & More: Oakland’s Music Makers From spirituals to shape-note singing, Oakland Cemetery’s musical roots are deep and far-reaching. July 12 —
July 12
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM