Canceled: Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Tours
October 15 - November 1
We are sad to announce that we are canceling the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours for 2020.
For each of our big special events, we are required to get a special event permit from the City of Atlanta. Unfortunately, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City is not currently issuing event permits.
At checkout, you selected one of two options in case we had to cancel the tours: defer your ticket to Capturing the Spirit of Oakland 2021 or donate your ticket to the Foundation. Those of you who elected to “defer to 2021” will receive information via email next spring regarding getting your tickets for next year’s tours.
We are producing a “virtual” Capturing the Spirit of Oakland experience that will capture some of the atmosphere and experience that you would get by coming to Oakland. We’ll send all of our ticketholders the link and password to access the film on October 29. Stay tuned for more information.
If you ordered a Capturing the Spirit of Oakland tee or hoodie, we will mail it to you.
View a transcript of this video.
What is Capturing the Spirit?
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours, an Atlanta Halloween tradition, enlighten rather than frighten. The tours bring to life the stories of some of the cemetery’s notable residents.
Enjoy an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Capturing the Spirit of Oakland VIP experience on Monday, October 26.
Capturing the Spirit VIP ticket holders will enjoy a delicious three-course meal including drinks at nearby Firepit Pizza Tavern. Guests will have the cemetery to themselves after-dark as they enjoy a private Capturing the Spirit Halloween tour experience.
Note: Tables at Firepit will be spaced six feet apart, and guests will wear masks except when eating or drinking.
Tickets are $40 plus taxes and fees except for our VIP night ($150 including taxes and fees).
Children’s tickets are available for those ages 4-12. They’re $28 plus taxes and fees except for the VIP Night ($150 including taxes and fees).
Be sure to order your tee or hoodie when you purchase your tickets.
What if the event can’t be held due to COVID-19?
When purchasing tickets, you will be asked to choose whether, in the event that Capturing the Spirit is canceled, you would prefer to defer your ticket until our 2021 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland event or donate your ticket to Historic Oakland Foundation. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If the event is canceled, 2020 ticket holders will receive access to a virtual Capturing the Spirit of Oakland experience. Whether you choose to defer or donate your ticket, 2020 ticket holders will be given priority access in selecting tickets and time slots for 2021’s event.