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Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

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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Fifty Ways to Die

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

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 had more in common with the Wild West. Life in this railroad town often ended in violence or tragedy. Diseases spread rapidly thanks to…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

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…

Free

Victorian Symbolism

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

From angels to anchors, learn all about grave symbols and death culture during this 75-minute guided tour of Oakland Cemetery! The Victorians were obsessed with death. From rules on mourning outfits to post-mortem photography, the Victorians had elaborate rituals and traditions to grieve and process death. The ornamentation and symbols found in cemeteries reflect this…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

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…

Free

Nightfall Chronicles: Epitaphs: The Immortality of Words

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

Nightfall Chronicles is a sunset tour series featuring Oakland's popular walking tours. Join us for Oakland's popular Epitaphs tour!How would you like to be remembered? Victorians gave considerable thought to this concept. An epitaph is described as “a statement commemorating or epitomizing a deceased person.” Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

Discover the history, Victorian gardens, and 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 past and…

Free

Oakland’s All-Stars: Sports Legends of Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

Discover stories of hometown heroes and sports legends during this 75-minute guided tour of Oakland Cemetery! Go team! Atlanta is home to five major sports teams, several powerhouse universities, and diehard fans who celebrate buzzer beaters, photo finishes, home runs, and hole-in-ones. Discover the origins of some of Atlanta’s most beloved sports teams and hear…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

Discover the history, Victorian gardens, and 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 past and…

Free

The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, United States

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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