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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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Tombstone Trotters Run Club


Historic Oakland Foundation and Big Peach are introducing a new Oakland Cemetery run (or walk)…

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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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We Shall Overcome: African American Stories From Civil War to Civil Rights

Special Topic Tour

“We Shall Overcome” became the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but…

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Oakland’s All-Stars: Sports Legends of Atlanta

Special Topic Tour

Go team! Atlanta is home to five major sports teams, several powerhouse universities, and diehard…

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Atlanta’s Cultural History as Reflected in a Restroom

Restrooms can be an unexpected reflection of cultural history. From the aqueduct and spring-fed public baths of the Roman Empire to the domed hammams of Turkey, public facilities reveal a…

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