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
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. July 2 —
July 3
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
dyingicon Dying in the 19th Century Learn about the mystery and science of death and dying during a time when the discovery of germ theory and anesthesia coexisted with the use of leeches, water cures, and medical quackery. July 2 —
July 2
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
womenicon The Women of Oakland This tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and personal histories of Atlanta’s pioneering women. July 3 —
July 3
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
boyssummericon Oakland’s Boys of Summer Baseball Tour Join us for a tour that recaptures the spirit of the day and examines the lives of several of the players taking part in Atlanta's first baseball game. July 4 —
July 4
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM