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Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting place of many of the city’s most noted citizens. Less than a mile from downtown, its 48 acres are full of treasures – history and gardens, sculpture and architecture, ancient oaks and magnolias. It’s a wedding venue, a green space, an art gallery, a classroom space, and a place to celebrate the city’s rich and fascinating past and future.

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland

Guided Overview Tour

Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its…

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History, Mystery, and Mayhem

Special Topic Tour

With more than 70,000 souls interred in its hallowed grounds, it’s no mystery that Oakland…

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Cocktails & Conservation

Event, Featured Event

Historic Oakland Foundation is pleased to partner with the Atlanta Woman’s Club to present Cocktails…

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Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind

Special Topic Tour

Explaining how the idea for her novel came to her, Margaret Mitchell said, “in the…

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Oakland HerStory: Alice May Fowler King

In honor of Women’s History Month, HOF will recognize the stories of a few incredible Oakland women whose contributions and achievements broke barriers, defied expectations, and often went unsung. These…

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