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Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland

Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an…

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Dying in the 19th Century

From the log cabin the Cherokee Indians called “medicine house” to the establishment of Atlanta Medical College to the medical…

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History, Mystery, and Mayhem

With more than 70,000 souls interred in its hallowed grounds, it’s no mystery that Oakland Cemetery has its share of…

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Epitaphs – The Immortality of Words

How would you like to be remembered?  Victorians gave considerable thought to this concept.  An epitaph is described as “a…

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Flashlight Tour: Veterans of Oakland

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and hear the stories of military veterans with an after-hours tour of Oakland Cemetery. Choose between two tours – “Oakland and the Civil War” or “Oakland Remembers World War I” – and enjoy an…

Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery

Originally celebrated in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, Juneteenth is a nationally-recognized commemorative day celebrating the abolishment of slavery in the Confederate south at the end of the Civil War. Historic Oakland Foundation hosts a Juneteenth celebration at Oakland…

Summer Photo Walk at Oakland Cemetery

Historic Oakland Cemetery is a showcase for Victorian funerary sculpture and architecture, a botanical preserve with cultivated gardens, and a stunning cultural landscape in the heart of Atlanta. Rich in subjects and scenes, Historic Oakland Cemetery is a photographer’s dream…

Malts and Vaults: Where Beer Meets History

Oakland Cemetery’s popular guided walking tour, Malts & Vaults: Where Beer Meets History, returns on Sunday, June 16 at 6 p.m. Grab your dad for a special Father’s Day gift (or a group of friends) and head to Oakland for…

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