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
Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. July 29 —
July 30
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bandmasters, Fifers, Composers, and More: Music Makers This tour spotlights some noted Atlanta musicians buried at Oakland, and examines how some of the cemetery’s architecture tunes into musical themes. July 29 —
July 29
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Victorian Symbolism at Oakland Get acquainted with the many botanical, secular, and religious symbols at Oakland and interpret their meaning. July 30 —
July 30
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM