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Oakland and the Civil War
July 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
One event on June 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm
One event on July 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm
One event on August 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Stand at the site where General Hood watched the Battle of Atlanta. Hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase and Andrew’s Raiders. See the Lion of Atlanta as it lies wounded and dying over unknown soldiers from nearby battlefields and hospitals, and the Confederate Obelisk, at one time the tallest structure in Atlanta. This tour also explores the achievements of famous military leaders and soldiers during and after the war. Franklin Garrett, the official Atlanta historian, once said: “History has several components: the participants, the chroniclers, and the historians. All of these components reside at Oakland.”
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.