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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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Boys of Summer Baseball

Special Topic Tour

On May 12, 1866, the Gate City Nine and the Atlanta Baseball Club took to…

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Epitaphs: The Immortality of Words

Special Topic Tour

Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the monuments of…

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The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

Special Topic Tour

Visit Oakland's three Jewish burial sections and learn about Atlanta Jewish history during this 75-minute…

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Capturing the Spirit of Oakland VIP Night 2022: What to Expect

Thinking about attending the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland VIP Night on Monday, October 24,…

Learning about Juneteenth

The 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation established freedom for those men, women, and children…

How to Celebrate Juneteenth this Weekend

Historic Oakland Foundation is offering several free Juneteenth activities from June 18 to June 30.…

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