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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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Contest: Design our Next Oakland Cemetery T-Shirt

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Historic Oakland Foundation is holding a contest to design our next Oakland Cemetery t-shirt. Shirts…

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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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Black Magnolias

Special Topic Tour

Historically, many African American women worked as maids, child nurses, cooks, and laundresses—all while managing…

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Crypt Con

Calling all Pokemon trainers, Stormtrooopers, wizards, Klingons, and folks of all fandoms! If you're in…

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Interpreting Atlanta’s Confederate History

More than 70,000 souls rest at Oakland Cemetery, including 6,900 Confederate soldiers buried in the Confederate Memorial Grounds. Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) is working to expand understanding of Oakland Cemetery’s…

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