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The Women of Oakland

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This 75-minute tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and personal histories of Atlanta’s women.  

Early Atlanta might have been a man’s world, but this city was built with the labor of women. From writers and domestic servants to reformers and mothers, Oakland Cemetery is home to thousands of women. Some defied social expectations or worked against racial discrimination to become trailblazers. Others created support systems that made change possible. All dealt with the issues, challenges, and social standards of being a woman in their day. Hear their stories of pioneering, producing, and patriarchy-smashing during this guided walking tour of Oakland Cemetery! 

This tour starts at the Main Gate (main entrance at Oakland Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive) at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in at the volunteer desk inside the Visitor Center (located in the parking lot) before meeting at the Main Gate. 

Spaces are limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. 

Historic Oakland Foundation Members 

Historic Oakland Foundation memberships include free tickets for special topic tours. Check your membership level before you purchase. Individual members receive one (1) ticket, dual members two (2) tickets, and family memberships four (4) tickets. Membership status will be confirmed before the tour. 

To get your free tickets, click the button above and sign in with the email you used to join HOF.



Not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket. There is designated parking for vehicles with a disability permit behind the Visitor Center. This is the best option for parking as the main entrance is paved with cobblestones, and both the East Gate and Memorial Drive Gate entrances have either a step or curb. 

ASL interpreter available if given 3 days (72 hours) notice before the start of the tour. 


August 3
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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