Homeschool Group Programs
Homeschool co-ops or groups of homeschool families are invited to discover the stories of citizens who shaped the development of Atlanta with an interactive tour of Oakland Cemetery’s grounds and hands-on classroom activities.
Homeschool co-ops or groups can join together to book an educational program for groups of 10 students or more. Programs are designed for students age 7-12.
Tickets are $10 for each student and adults are free. Reservations require a $100 group deposit (refundable up to five business days before the program). The balance is due at the start of the program.
Programs can be scheduled for Wednesdays or the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Availability is subject to change. Groups may choose a morning session (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) or an afternoon session (2:00 to 4:00 p.m.).
Book a program
For questions or to book a group program, contact Education Manager Marcy Breffle at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-688-2107 or click the button to submit a homeschool program request online. Please note that programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Homeschool Program Topics
Choose your topic from the selection of programs listed below.
Pioneers of Atlanta
Over the last two centuries, Atlanta has transformed from a rural railroad outpost into a bustling metropolis. In this program, we’ll meet some of the founding sons and daughters of a town original known as “Terminus.” With Atlanta’s past in mind, students will channel their inner-architect and design a model city for the future.
What do a telephone, a bicycle, a sewing machine, and Coca-Cola have in common? All were invented or used for the first time in the 1800s. This program will explore how 19th-century inventions impacted the lives of past Atlantans. After testing out a few Victorian gadgets, students will be challenged to invent something life-changing for the next generation.
Mayor for a Day
From naming public parks to buying new fire trucks, local governments are very important! During this program, students will discover how citizens work together to lead a community. What would you do if you were mayor for a day? We’ll tour Oakland and meet a few of the Atlanta mayors who call Oakland Cemetery home.
A History Mystery
Calling all detectives! There is a history mystery at Oakland Cemetery! Students will compete in group and individual challenges to receive clues about a mysterious Oakland resident. With clues in hand, students will search for their resident and uncover history at Oakland Cemetery.
Save the planet! This program will explore how anyone and everyone can help the environment. Students will tour Oakland’s gorgeous gardens, create art with recycled materials, and work together to dream up policies to protect the planet.
Art and the Afterlife
Full of magnificent mausoleums and imaginative sculptures, Oakland is outdoor art gallery. Strike your best statue pose while we learn about examples of cemetery art! Students will learn how to make paper stained glass and discover their own inner artist with an outdoor painting session.