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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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Sights, Symbols, & Stories Tour

Guided Overview Tour

Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its…

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The Women of Oakland

Special Topic Tour

This 75-minute tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and…

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We Shall Overcome: African American Stories from Civil War to Civil Rights

Special Topic Tour

This 75-minute guided tour explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding and ordinary African Americans…

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Fifty Ways to Die

Special Topic Tour

From disease outbreaks to battlefield wounds to murders, this tour traces the myriad ways Oakland…

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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…

Story Behind the Stone: Alfred Eichberg’s Copyrighted Tombstone

Alfred Salom Eichberg was a prominent Victorian-era architect and one of the first Jewish architects…

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