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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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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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Love Stories of Oakland: Valentine’s Day

Event, Special Topic Tour

Love never dies at Oakland Cemetery! Surprise your Valentine with a unique outdoor date night…

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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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Volunteer Voices: An Interview with Lindsay McLain

I moved to Atlanta from St. Louis, Missouri in 2006. While familiarizing myself with the city, I decided to ride my bicycle through Oakland Cemetery. I was immediately enchanted. Although it was a few years before I started volunteering, I eventually signed up for Oakland’s second Saturday garden volunteer sessions, and the rest is history.
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