When visiting Oakland Cemetery, be sure to include a stop at the Visitors Center and Museum Shop, located in the historic Bell Tower. Just follow the signs from the entrances. Staffed by volunteers, the center offers self-guided tour maps, free brochures and burial records. The shop also offers an array of refreshments and clean restrooms. The volunteers will be able to share some of the history of the cemetery and answer most of your questions.
Historic Oakland Cemetery boasts one of the few museum shops affiliated with a historic cemetery, and the assortment of merchandise is as unique as the shop itself. The shop offers books on the cemetery and Atlanta history, including such topics as death and dying, cemetery symbolism, and the Civil War. There are jewelry and gift items made by local artists, and other gifts such as T-shirts, bookmarks, postcards, and key chains. Merchandise varies, be sure to check back often!
The Visitors Center and Museum Shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in spring, summer and fall, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter. The Visitors Center and Museum Shop is closed on Christmas Day.
Not able to make it to the cemetery? Visit our online shop.