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The Women of Oakland

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

This 75-minute tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and personal histories of Atlanta’s women. Early Atlanta might have been a man’s world, but this city was built with the labor of women. From writers and domestic servants to reformers and mothers, Oakland Cemetery is home to thousands of women.…

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History, Mystery, and Mayhem

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Discover stories that defy explanation during this 75-minute guided tour of Oakland Cemetery! With more than 70,000 souls interred in its hallowed grounds, it’s no mystery that Oakland Cemetery has its share of the surreal. Hear the stories that defy explanation, from mysterious murders to tragic events that have passed into local legend. This tour…

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Atlanta Science Festival: Oakland Cemetery Rocks!

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Oakland Cemetery Rocks! Join cemetery preservationists for a free, family-friendly, hands-on geology workshop and cemetery scavenger hunt. Learn how to identify several stone types, see how the preservation of monuments and grave markers takes place, and find out how the elements affect different types of stone. Following the workshop, use your best sleuthing skills on…

Black Magnolias

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

This guided walking tour explores the history, lives, and labors of Atlanta’s African American women. Historically, many African American women worked as maids, child nurses, cooks, and laundresses—all while managing their own households. As educational opportunities became available following the Civil War and emancipation, African American women aspired to occupations beyond domestic service. Many sought…

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Atlanta Science Festival: Spring Tree Walk

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Did you know that Oakland Cemetery is home to more than 1,600 trees, from majestic oaks and mighty magnolias to demure crape myrtles and dogwoods? Oakland’s trees feed and shelter wildlife, help reduce air pollution and provide welcome shade for visitors. Many stand as living memorials to generations past. Stroll with us through Oakland’s amazing…

The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Visit Oakland's three Jewish burial sections and learn about Atlanta Jewish history during this 75-minute guided tour! Oakland Cemetery is home to three Jewish burial sections, including the second oldest Jewish burial ground in Georgia. This tour examines notable residents, Jewish burial customs, and symbolism found throughout these grounds. Hear stories of adversity and triumph…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Explore the history, gardens, and funerary art of Oakland Cemetery with a 90-minute guided walking tour! Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland…

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From Terminus to Terminals: People Who Put Atlanta in Motion

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

From train disasters to hot air balloons piloted by daredevil dentists, learn about ATL transportation on this 75-minute guided tour! How did a rural railroad crossing known as Terminus evolve into the home of the world’s busiest airport terminals? As far back as the early 1800s, when this area was nothing but forest, Georgia leaders…

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Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

This tour visits the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell, Mitchell family members, and pioneers who inspired Gone with the Wind characters. Margaret Mitchell didn’t know how much of an impact she would have on popular culture when her Civil War novel, Gone With the Wind, was published in 1936. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sold more than…

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Sights, Symbols, & Stories Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s…

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