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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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Spring Scramble Scavenger Hunt

Event

Gather a group of friends or family for a day of cemetery sleuthing on this…

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Memorial Day Tour: Oakland and World War I

Special Topic Tour

Discover the stories of soldiers, civilians, and home front civilians in the Great War during…

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Juneteenth Family Festival

Featured Event

Mark your calendars and make plans to head to historic Oakland Cemetery on June 15…

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Interview with Illumine Artist David Muehlenkamp

Interview with Illumine Artist David Muehlenkamp

We’re so pleased to be hosting David Muehlenkamp as one of our featured artists at Illumine 2024! Check out David’s…

Meet Gardens Team Member Janna Rhoden!

Meet Gardens Team Member Janna Rhoden!

Meet Janna Rhoden, native Georgian and a dedicated member of the Historic Oakland Foundation Gardens Team. Janna has worked in the…

The Headstone Restoration of Oakland Resident Lizzie Taylor

The Headstone Restoration of Oakland Resident Lizzie Taylor

This year on Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, Historic Oakland Foundation welcomed hundreds of volunteers to join…

May is Preservation Month!

May is Preservation Month!

May is National Preservation Month, and we’re excited to announce the preservation-related activities that we’ll be hosting in Oakland throughout…

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