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Dying in the 19th Century
May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on May 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm
One event on July 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm
One event on October 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm
From the log cabin the Cherokee Indians called “medicine house” to the establishment of Atlanta Medical College to the medical advances resulting from the Civil War, this tour traces the history of death and disease in Atlanta in the 19th century.
Atlanta in the early 1800s was considered the frontier. The rough, and sometimes violent, lifestyle, combined with the humid climate and swampy land, all contributed to illness, injury, and death among the population. Learn about the mystery and science of death and dying during a time when the discovery of germ theory and anesthesia coexisted with the use of leeches, water cures, and medical quackery.
This hour-long tour begins at 6:30 pm at the Visitors Center at the Bell Tower.
Students: (with ID) $6
Seniors: (65 and older) $6
Historic Oakland Foundation Members: Free
Please note that not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please use your discretion when planning your tour visit.