Skip to content
Loading Events

« All Events

Victorian Symbolism

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

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 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.

 

Accessibility

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. 

Details

Date:
August 10
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
+ Google Map
Back To Top