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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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Run Like Hell 5K

Event

Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the 17th annual Run Like Hell 5K – now in…

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Illumine 2024

Event, Featured Event

About the Event As the sun sets, the Cemetery is transformed. Through innovative lighting and…

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We Shall Overcome: African American Stories from Civil War to Civil Rights

Special Topic Tour

This 75-minute guided tour explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding and ordinary African Americans…

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Spring to Life

Join us at Oakland for one of the best Saturdays of the year! On Saturday,…

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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 Announces New Trustees

Historic Oakland Foundation Announces New Trustees

Historic Oakland Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of four directors to its board of trustees beginning January 1,…

Visitor Center Construction Update: February 2024

Visitor Center Construction Update: February 2024

HOF Executive Director Richard Harker and Director of Capital Projects Neale Nickels update us on the construction of Oakland Cemetery’s…

Free Tours of Oakland’s Historic African American Burials Grounds this February

Free Tours of Oakland’s Historic African American Burials Grounds this February

Historic Oakland Foundation is excited to once again offer free tours of Oakland’s historic African American Burial Grounds this February.…

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