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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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Sunday in the Park 2024

Enjoy an afternoon celebrating music, history, and all things Atlanta in Atlanta’s oldest public greenspace!

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Capturing the Spirit of Oakland 2024

Get your tickets for Capturing the Spirit of Oakland, the city’s must-attend Halloween tradition celebrating…

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Nightfall Chronicles: 50 Ways to Die

Nightfall Chronicles is a sunset tour series featuring Oakland's popular walking tours. Early Atlanta was…

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Elevate Life: Wellness and Community at Oakland Cemetery

Elevate Life is a yoga and wellness series co-hosted with Jess Pfeffer of Jess Pfeffer…

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The Latest

The Headstone Restoration of Oakland Resident Lizzie Taylor

The Headstone Restoration of Oakland Resident Lizzie Taylor

This year on Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, Historic Oakland Foundation welcomed hundreds of volunteers to join…

Historic Oakland Foundation Launches New Burial Records Database and Interactive Map

Historic Oakland Foundation Launches New Burial Records Database and Interactive Map

The importance of well-organized, accessible records can’t be overstated, especially at a place like a cemetery. Historically, there have been…

Visitor Center Construction Update: June 2024

Visitor Center Construction Update: June 2024

Oakland’s new Visitors Center is coming along! Brick now covers the exterior, the massive windows are in, and the bio-retention…

Council Member Bakhtiari Visits Oakland Cemetery Visitor Center

Council Member Bakhtiari Visits Oakland Cemetery Visitor Center

Council member Liliana Bakhtiari and Patrick Husbands from her staff accompanied Historic Oakland Foundation executive director Richard Harker and senior…

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