Tours

Tours

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
AA thumb African American History at Oakland Learn about the many interesting African Americans buried at historic Oakland Cemetery who helped shape the history of Atlanta. August 30 —
August 30
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
hands Oakland’s Boys of Summer Baseball Tour It is May 12, 1866 and the city desperately needs something to celebrate. On this day, the Gate City Nine and the Atlanta Baseball Club take the field close to Oakland Cemetery to play the first baseball game in Atlanta. August 30 —
August 30
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Epitaphs Epitaphs – The Immortality of Words Whether brief or rambling, poignant or humorous, all provide insight into the person’s life. Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the monuments of Oakland. August 31 —
August 31
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM