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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 its promising future.

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 fascinating past and its promising future.

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The Women of Oakland

Special Topic Tour

This 75-minute tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and…

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MLK Day of Service at Oakland Cemetery

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On Monday, January 17, Oakland Cemetery commemorates the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of…

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The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

Special Topic Tour

Visit Oakland's three Jewish burial sections and learn about Atlanta Jewish history during this 75-minute…

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Love Stories of Oakland: Midday Tour

Special Topic Tour

Love never dies at Oakland Cemetery! Grab your love for a unique outdoor date at…

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Events & Tours

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MLK Day of Service at Oakland Cemetery

Event

On Monday, January 17, Oakland Cemetery commemorates the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of…

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Camellia Sale

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Camellias' showy winter blooms cheer even the dreariest of days. We're sharing these special plants…

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5 Great Reasons to Volunteer with Historic Oakland Foundation

Historic Oakland Foundation's more than 300 active volunteers conduct research, lead tours, work in the…

Story Behind the Stone: The Atlanta Typographical Union Monument

If you’ve taken a walk through historic Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower Ridge, you may have…

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