Young Historians Homeschool Program

DSC01137Experience a different side of Oakland Cemetery with Young Historians, Historic Oakland Foundation’s educational program for homeschool students and their families. Each program will explore a special topic and offer opportunities for students to learn in Oakland Cemetery’s unique setting.

Each two-hour program includes games, fun activities, and tours designed to engage and educate. Programs are age-appropriate, and educational activities correspond to Georgia Performance Standards.

Young Historians programs are from 10 a.m. to noon. Programs will be held inside the Visitors Center and outside on the grounds of Oakland Cemetery.

Student tickets are $6 for children of Historic Oakland Foundation members, and $8 for children of non-members. Adult tickets are free. Spaces are limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, contact Marcy Breffle at mbreffle@oaklandcemetery.com or (404) 688-2107 ext. 16.


Upcoming Programs

Atlanta’s African American History – AT CAPACITY
Thursday, February 22
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Explore Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds and hear the stories of people who helped shape the history of Atlanta. We’ll celebrate a few African American icons and then learn about black history milestones from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement and beyond.

Age: Recommended for ages 8-14.


All the Oakland Ladies!
Thursday, March 22
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Who run the world? Girls! Celebrate National Women’s History Month with your favorite Oakland ladies. We’ll visit the seven Georgia Women of Achievement who rest eternally at Oakland, and then create our own Hall of Famous (and not-so-famous) Females.

Age: Recommended for ages 8-14.


Graveyard Gardens
Wednesday, April 18
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Spring has sprung and Oakland’s gorgeous gardens are in bloom! Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the cemetery’s greenhouse and historic gardens, and then race against the clock during a tree-rific scavenger hunt. We’ll finish the program with an Earth Day celebration!

Age: Recommended for ages 8-14.


Art and the Afterlife
Friday, May 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full of magnificent mausoleums and imaginative sculptures, Oakland is outdoor art gallery located in a city of the dead. Strike your best statue pose while we learn about examples of cemetery art and discover how to make stained glass!

Age: Recommended for ages 8-14.


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Young Historians Frequently Asked Questions

What time should we arrive for the program?
Check-in will begin 15 minutes before the program starts at the Visitors Center. Click here for directions and parking options for Oakland Cemetery.

How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Student tickets are $6 for children of Historic Oakland Foundation members, and $8 for children of non-members. Adult tickets are free.

What are the expectations for adult participation? Do I need to stay with my child(ren)?
Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay with their children during the program. A portion of each program will be spent on the grounds of Oakland Cemetery, so you will also have an opportunity to learn about this historic site along with your child.

How large are the classes?
Each program’s enrollment size varies but will not exceed 25 students and adults.

I registered my child(ren), but we can no longer attend the program. What should I do?
Please email Marcy Breffle at mbreffle@oaklandcemetery.com as soon as possible to let us know you won’t be coming. Because of the limited capacity of each program, there is often a waiting list. Your tickets can be applied to a future Young Historians program.