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Free African American Burial Grounds Tour: February 21
February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation hosts free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American Burial Grounds.
This tour will stop at the final resting places of a few Atlanta pioneers, including Carrie Steele Logan, founder of Atlanta’s first orphanage for African American children; William Finch, one of Atlanta’s first African American city councilmen; Bishop Wesley John Gaines and Julia A. Gaines, pastor and First Lady of Big Bethel A.M.E. Church; and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African American mayor.
The hour-long tour begins at Oakland Cemetery’s main gate. This tour is light rain or shine. We will cancel if there is inclement weather and all registered attendees will receive an email notification. While the tour is free, donations are greatly appreciated and will be designated specifically for the ongoing restoration of the historic African American Burial Grounds.
Historic Oakland Foundation is taking several precautions to make sure this is a safe and enjoyable experience.
- Tours are limited to nine visitors.
- All visitors must wear masks during the tour.
- Stay home if you have been exposed to COVID or are feeling sick.
- The Visitors Center (including restrooms and the Museum Store) is closed to visitors.
This tour is now full.