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The Harvest Hunt

November 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

$20

Gather a group of family and friends for a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery!

No reservations are required to participate. Simply purchase your $20 Harvest Hunt packet (one per team) at the Visitors Center and Museum Shop (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and follow the cryptic cemetery clues to solve riddles. The Harvest Hunt packet includes one self-guided tour map (a $5 value) that can be used on return visits. Harvest Hunt packets can be purchased November 19-21 and 23-25. Oakland’s Visitor Center and Museum Shop will be closed Thanksgiving Day (November 22).

Teams who get all the riddles correct and submit their answer sheets will be entered into a drawing for select prizes. Winners will be selected on Monday, November 26 to win the following prizes:

  • Four (4) tickets to 2019’s Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours ($120 value)
  • Four (4) tickets to any Love Stories of Oakland tours in 2019 ($50 value)
  • Four (4) tickets to any Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History tour in 2019 ($50 value)
  • A Historic Oakland Foundation Membership (up to $75 value)

To be eligible to win, completed answer sheets must be returned to the Visitors Center by 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 25. Answers can also be emailed to Marcy Breffle at mbreffle@oaklandcemetery.com by 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 25. Be sure to complete the contact form in your Harvest Hunt packet to ensure you’ll be contacted if you win!

Attention families! Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity to keep the kids entertained during Thanksgiving break? We will also offer a kids’ version of the Harvest Hunt. Hunt through Oakland Cemetery with the Junior Scavenger Hunt to discover Atlanta history and solve riddles. Get ready to learn and have fun!

Junior Harvest Hunt packets ($20) include one self-guided tour map ($5 value) that can be used on return visits. Families that solve all the riddles and turn in their completed answer sheets will be eligible for prizes as well!

  • Four (4) tickets to 2019’s Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours ($120 value)
  • A Historic Oakland Foundation Family Membership ($75 value)
  • More prizes

All proceeds from the Harvest Hunt benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery.

Winners

Junior:
Jennifer H, Pam S

Regular:
Paul F, Brian S & Heather J, Hannah W, Bobby C

Harvest Hunt – Gold Packet Answers

1. Pauline

2. 1993

3. Violet Witherspoon

4. Nellie H. Hannon

5. William Baxter Matthews

6. Eva

7. Richmond Hospital

8. Harry Groff Lefever

9. Alice Wilson Brock

10. J.A.G. Beach and Emma Alice Beach

11. 320 and 321

12. Myrtle Barfield Manning

 

Harvest Hunt – Green Packet Answers

1. 65 years

2. Della Plaster Hope

3. John L.H. Young

4. Marcus Loeb

5. 95th Division

6. November 10, 1934

7. 1906

8. Assistant Fire Marshall

9. Honolulu Pilgrim

10. Elizabeth Jones Sherwood

11. 2114 and 27

12. England

 

Junior Harvest Hunt Answers 

1. Moses Formwalt

2. Grant

3. Maybelle Stephens Mitchell

4. Palm trees

5. Lion

6. November 19, 2015 and Beaumont Allen Greenhouse

7. World War I

8. Hitching post

9. Saint Patrick’s Day

10. Jasper Newton Smith

Details

Start:
November 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Event Category:

Venue

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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