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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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Author’s Afternoon: Proven Plants, Southern Gardens by Erica Glasener [Members]


Author, horticulturalist, and television personality Erica Glasener hosts a discussion of her book, Proven Plants,…

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Oakland’s Music Makers

Special Topic Tour

From spirituals to shape-note singing, Oakland Cemetery’s musical roots are deep and far-reaching — and…

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The Origins of Earth Day

We will celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Earth Day was founded in 1970 to raise awareness for environmental issues and celebrate Mother Earth. But over the years, Earth…

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