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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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History, Mystery, and Mayhem

Special Topic Tour

With more than 70,000 souls interred in its hallowed grounds, it’s no mystery that Oakland…

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Author’s Afternoon: Proven Plants, Southern Gardens by Erica Glasener [Members]


Author, horticulturalist, and television personality Erica Glasener hosts a discussion of her book, Proven Plants,…

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Oakland’s Music Makers

Special Topic Tour

From spirituals to shape-note singing, Oakland Cemetery’s musical roots are deep and far-reaching — and…

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A Music Festival in a Cemetery? A Tunes from the Tunes Q&A

For one day every June, Historic Oakland Cemetery becomes one of the most unique music venues in the country during Tunes from the Tombs. Here is what you need to…

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