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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 future.

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Free Class: Getting Young Trees Off to a Good Start


Learn how to buy, site, prune and care for trees that can beautify your property…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland

Guided Overview Tour

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

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Free African American Grounds Tour

Special Topic Tour

Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation hosts free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American…

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Young Historians: A History Mystery

Education Program

Calling all detectives! There is a history mystery at Oakland Cemetery! Students will compete in…

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The Latest

Women’s Comfort Station Now Open to the Public as Exhibit Space

The Women’s Comfort Station at Oakland Cemetery is now open to the public! After several months of hard work, the Women’s Comfort Station has been restored to its original 1908…

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