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Free African American Grounds Tour

February 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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 Bell Tower. 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 African American Burial Grounds.

Space is limited. Please register for this free tour starting January 6.

We will have a limited number of seats available on one of our golf carts for those with mobility challenges. Please email Marcy Breffle at to reserve a seat on a golf cart. These seats are first-come, first-served.


February 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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