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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. 

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Black Magnolias

Special Topic Tour

This guided walking tour explores the history, lives, and labors of Atlanta’s African American women.Historically,…

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Fall Plant Sale

Event

Shop a great selection of interesting and hard-to-find plants at Historic Oakland Foundation’s Fall Plant…

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Sunday in the Park ft. Tunes from the Tombs

Event, Featured Event

Sunday in the Park returns for its 44th year on Sunday, September 25, celebrating our…

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Run Like Hell 5K

Event

Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the 15th annual Run Like Hell (Live and Virtual) 5K!

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The Latest

An August 2022 Bell Tower Progress Update: Getting Closer!

Neale Nickels, HOF’s senior director of capital projects is back with another update on the…

The Effects of Acid Rain at Oakland

Why do some headstones at Oakland look more weathered than others? Why are some crisp…

A Summer of Storytelling

I love stories. I can spend hours reading blurbs on the back of books or…

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