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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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Free African American Grounds Tour

Special Topic Tour

Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation hosts free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American…

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Love Stories of Oakland: Valentine’s Day

Event, Special Topic Tour

Love never dies at Oakland Cemetery! Surprise your Valentine with a unique outdoor date night…

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Free African American Grounds Tour

Special Topic Tour

Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation hosts free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American…

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Volunteer Voices: An Interview with Walt Haber

Oakland Cemetery relies on the incredible energy, dedication, and generosity of over two hundred volunteers. Working in the gardens, giving tours, staffing the Visitor Center, or giving countless hours at…

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