Oakland Cemetery 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 of the year 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.


Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 stories to tell; stories filled with both stunning victories and heart-wrenching tragedies. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a walking tour of the grounds. Tours are offered year round on the weekends.


maltsvaultscrowdSPECIAL TOPIC TOURS 

Want to learn more about a specific topic? Historic Oakland Foundation offers 17 special topic tours that explore a range of subjects, from the African American grounds to Victorian symbolism and beyond.

Special Topic Tours are available every weekend mid-March through mid-October.*



Private group tours may be arranged year round. There is a minimum fee of $60 for a private tour. Please schedule your tour at least two weeks prior to your desired tour date.

Click here to submit a private tour request online.



If you want to tour the cemetery at your own pace, we offer several options for self-guided tours. Stop by the Museum Shop & Visitors Center for more information. Visit Oakland Cemetery virtually with our official mobile app, available for download in the App Store and Google Play.



*We do not offer Special Topic Tours during special events: Tunes from the Tombs, Arts At Oakland, Sunday in the Park, and Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours.

Name of Tour Tour Date
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 medical quackery. April 29 —
April 29
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
sssicon Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland April 29 —
April 30
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
AAtouricon African American Grounds at Oakland Learn about the many interesting African Americans who helped shape the history of Atlanta. April 30 —
April 30
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM