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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…

Epitaphs: The Immortality of Words

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the monuments of Oakland. How would you like to be remembered? Victorians gave considerable thought to this concept.…

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SWAPtember 2022

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Swap the savings during the annual SWAPtember event at 22 metro Atlanta attractions! Show your Historic Oakland Foundation membership card when you visit these participating Atlanta attractions between September 1-30,…

Epitaphs: The Immortality of Words

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the monuments of Oakland.How would you like to be remembered? Victorians gave considerable thought to this concept. An…

Free

Fifty Ways to Die

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

From disease outbreaks to battlefield wounds to murders, this tour traces the myriad ways Oakland residents died in the 19th century.Early Atlanta was not a sleepy southern community – it…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories General 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…

Free
Recurring

Sights, Symbols, and Stories General 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…

Free

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…

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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…

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Boys of Summer Baseball

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

On May 12, 1866, the Gate City Nine and the Atlanta Baseball Club took to the field to play the first baseball game in Atlanta.Imagine looking west beyond the main…

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