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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.

Upcoming Events & Tours

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Young Historians: A History Mystery

Education Program

Calling all detectives! There is a history mystery at Oakland Cemetery! Students will compete in…

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Daffodil Day


Each year the blooms of thousands of daffodils brighten the dreary days of late winter…

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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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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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The Latest

An East Hill Restoration Update

Despite a soggy February the PRO team at Oakland Cemetery has hit the ground running in 2020. Late last year we embarked on a four-year endeavor to restore 7.5 acres…

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