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Illumine 2024

About the Event As the sun sets, the Cemetery is transformed. Through innovative lighting and art installations by local artists,…

Spring Scramble Scavenger Hunt

Gather a group of friends or family for a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic…

Upcoming Tours

Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind

This tour visits the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell, Mitchell family members, and pioneers who inspired Gone with the Wind characters.…

We Shall Overcome: African American Stories from Civil War to Civil Rights

This 75-minute guided tour explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding and ordinary African Americans in Atlanta. “We Shall Overcome”…

Black Magnolias

This guided walking tour explores the history, lives, and labors of Atlanta’s African American women. Historically, many African American women…

Oakland’s All-Stars: Sports Legends of Atlanta

Discover stories of hometown heroes and sports legends during this 75-minute guided tour of Oakland Cemetery! Go team! Atlanta is…

Our Sights, Symbols, and Stories guided overview tour is offered Saturdays, Sundays, and some Wednesdays. Learn more.

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Preservation Projects to Check Out at Spring to Life!

Spring has sprung at Oakland and with that comes Oakland's first ever Spring to Life family festival on April 13!…

Meet Gardens Team Member Janna Rhoden!

Meet Janna Rhoden, native Georgian and a dedicated member of the Historic Oakland Foundation Gardens Team. Janna has worked in the…

Visitor Center Construction Update: March 2024

HOF Executive Director Richard Harker and Director of Capital Projects Neale Nickels update us on the construction of Oakland Cemetery’s…

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Oakland

There are so many reasons to love Oakland Cemetery. Nestled in the heart of Atlanta, Oakland is a community park,…

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