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Spring Scramble Scavenger Hunt

March 20 - May 31

Gather a small group of friends or family for a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery! March 20 through May 31, purchase your printable Spring Scramble packet online (one per team), download, print, and follow all-new cryptic clues to solve riddles. Don’t want to print? When you purchase your packet, your receipt will contain a link to access an online version of the hunt. We'll post the links to the packets here on…

Arts at Oakland

May 21 @ 7:00 am - May 31 @ 7:00 pm

Arts at Oakland 2021, happening May 21 through 31, showcases the work of six amazing regional artists in five installations across Oakland Cemetery via a self-guided map. The artistic installations will highlight the hidden stories that can be found within the gardens and architecture of Oakland Cemetery. We invite the public to explore the installations from dawn to dusk free of charge or take a ticketed weekend tour. Get the Arts at Oakland Map Guided Tours Explore Arts at Oakland…

Join in June! Membership Month

June 1 - June 30

June is Membership Month at Historic Oakland Foundation. Join or renew in June and you could win some terrific prizes! Your membership helps Historic Oakland Foundation preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery, a treasured Atlanta landmark and important neighborhood greenspace. HOF members receive some great benefits in addition to supporting Oakland: Advance ticket sales to HOF special events, including Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours (which always sell out) Discounted tickets to special programs such as “Love Stories…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

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 on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Weekend tours are also available. Spaces are extremely limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Tour…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 1, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 1, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until August 1, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until August 1, 2021

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 on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Wednesday tours are also available. Spaces are extremely limited, so we recommend…

Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives

June 19 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 8:00 pm

From Saturday, June 19, through July 11 in commemoration of Juneteenth, Flux Projects will present Charmaine Minniefield’s Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives, honoring the unmarked graves in Oakland's historic African American Burial Grounds Through this project, Minniefield celebrates the Ring Shout, a traditional African American worship and gathering practice, whose origins in West African ritual and ceremony predate slavery. Minniefield explores evidence of its survival in contemporary dance, music, and spoken word as a testament to the resilience of…

Iris Rhizome Sale

June 21 - July 5

Shop our Iris Rhizome Sale online from June 21 through July 5 Oakland Cemetery is home to more than 150 varieties of irises, many of which are heirloom varieties dating to the early 1800s. We divide our iris every few years to keep them blooming heavily. Many of the extras are planted on the grounds, but we often have extra rhizomes to share. Here's your chance to showcase some of Oakland's unique and historic Irises in YOUR garden! The rhizomes…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Wednesday tours are also available. Spaces are extremely limited, so we recommend…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Weekend tours are also available. Spaces are extremely limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Tour…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Tours meet outside of the Bell…

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