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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. It’s a wedding venue, a green space, an art gallery, a classroom space, and a place to celebrate the city’s fascinating past and its promising future.

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From Terminus to Terminals: People Who Put Atlanta in Motion

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From train disasters to hot air balloons piloted by daredevil dentists, learn about ATL transportation…

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Pioneers of Atlanta

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Meet the founding sons and daughters of a town originally known as “Terminus" in this…

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Love Stories of Oakland: Midday Tour

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Love never dies at Oakland Cemetery! Grab your love for a unique outdoor date at…

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Camellia Sale

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Camellias' showy winter blooms cheer even the dreariest of days. We're sharing these special plants…

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Camellia Sale

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Camellias' showy winter blooms cheer even the dreariest of days. We're sharing these special plants…

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Atlanta’s Cemetery Mysteries: Akridge Family Cemetery (Part I)

Atlanta is home to many cemeteries. A few, like Oakland, have remained a prominent part…

Immortal Women of Oakland: New Exhibit Opens in the Women’s Comfort Station

A new exhibit has opened in the Women's Comfort Station, a 1908 restroom and shelter…

Love Stories of Oakland: James and Olivia Tate

True love can overcome distance and seemingly impossible odds. James Tate (d. 1897) and his…

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