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Victorian Symbolism

September 23, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

From angels to anchors, learn all about grave symbols and death culture during this 75-minute guided tour of Oakland Cemetery!

The Victorians were obsessed with death. From rules on mourning outfits to post-mortem photography, the Victorians had elaborate rituals and traditions to grieve and process death. The ornamentation and symbols found in cemeteries reflect this death culture. From sleeping lambs to weeping angels, every symbol has a different meaning. Discover the many botanical, secular, and religious symbols at Oakland, and interpret their meanings on this wandering walk through the cemetery.

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

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


Not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket.

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

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September 23, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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