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.

Group tour squareGUIDED OVERVIEW TOURS

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.*

 

ACHCampPRIVATE TOURS: SCHOOLS & GROUPS

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.

 

family walkSELF-GUIDED TOURS

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
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