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Free Tours of Oakland’s Historic African American Burial Grounds

This free tour of the historic African American Burial Grounds includes the stories of Reconstruction- Era African Americans who rebuilt their lives after emancipation and went on to shape Atlanta’s rich legacy of African American culture and achievement.

You’ll hear from actors portraying several residents as they share their stories and journey as they navigated new times. Each tour lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Reservation required.

Tours depart at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, Noon & 12:30 p.m. from the historic African American Burial Grounds.

Storyteller LaDoris Bias Davis will present Gullah Geechee tales for all ages at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Big Bethel AME Heaven Bound Choir will perform a libation ceremony at the Cemetery’s historic African American Burial Grounds at 10:00 a.m. followed by a short performance. A libations ceremony is a pouring of a liquid as a way to honor one’s ancestors. 

Veronika Jackson is a singer/songwriter whose compelling music draws inspiration from both blues heritage and the 1960s folk music movement.

Performances at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Happening Throughout the Day

  • Vendor Market
  • Crafts and Snacks for Kids
  • Food and Drink
  • African American Burial Grounds Cell Phone Tour

MORE

Visit our membership tent today and save $10 when you join Historic Oaklnd Foundation or renew your membership!

Our members get access to our popular Halloween tours two weeks before the general public, free tours, and so much more!

Events Coming Soon to Oakland

  • Capturing the Spirit of Oakland ticket sales: July 15 (July 1 for HOF members)
  • Sunday in the Park featuring Tunes from the Tombs: September 29. Tickets on sale NOW!

See our calendar.

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