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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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Searching for Love Scavenger Hunt

Event

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a family-friendly, love-themed scavenger hunt at historic Oakland Cemetery. February 4…

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Love Stories of Oakland

Event, Special Topic Tour

Love never dies at Oakland Cemetery! Grab your love for a unique outdoor date at…

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Illumine 2023

Event, Featured Event

Illumine, Oakland Cemetery's popular after-dark arts experience, returns for eight nights this April with new…

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Oakland’s Gardens Sustain Damage During Winter Freeze

Oakland’s Gardens Sustain Damage During Winter Freeze

The sustained freezing temperatures that hit Georgia in late December had a devastating impact on Oakland Cemetery’s gardens. Sadly, we…

Meet Charvis Buckholts, HOF’s New Director of Education and Youth Programs

Meet Charvis Buckholts, HOF’s New Director of Education and Youth Programs

Historic Oakland Foundation is happy to welcome one of our newest staff members, Charvis Buckholts. Charvis joined the Foundation in…

Laying the Groundwork: Replacing Marble Tile at the Bell Tower

Laying the Groundwork: Replacing Marble Tile at the Bell Tower

If you have been keeping up with the ongoing rehabilitation of Oakland Cemetery’s iconic 1899 Bell Tower, you will be…

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