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Plan Your Visit

Just drop by, or plan an all-day adventure at Atlanta’s most hallowed site.

Rich history, beautiful gardens, and architecture – there’s plenty to discover at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery. Explore on your own, take a tour, or attend a special event, right in the heart of the vibrant and historic Grant Park community. We are neighbors to some of the city’s top dining destinations, and there’s plenty more to do nearby. 

Hours

Cemetery Grounds
Open from dawn to dusk year-round.

Visitors Center and Museum Store
Our Visitors Center and Museum Store are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are currently no public restrooms on site.

Fees

Oakland Cemetery is FREE to visit.

Ticketed Tours
Guided tours are offered throughout the year. Self-guided tour options are available too! Get the details.

Ticketed admission is required for fundraising events including Illumine, Tunes from the Tombs, Sunday in the Park, and Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours.

Parking

Parking is available in a lot outside the front gate and on the street along Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Oakland Avenue.

Vehicles may park inside the cemetery on asphalt-paved roadways. Pull to the right with enough space for other cars to pass. Buses and large vehicles are not allowed inside.

Our COVID-19 Response

Historic Oakland Foundation remains committed to the continued well-being of visitors, staff, and volunteers. We have implemented enhanced protocols and procedures to assist the community in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Self-Guided Tours

Purchase a Printed Guide

If you want to explore on Oakland Cemetery at your own pace, download our updated Self-Guided Tour Map for only $4.59.

The guide has over 50 marked stops, and enough Oakland Cemetery history to keep you engaged for hours!

Dial In

You can also explore Oakland Cemetery with your phone!

Take our self-guided dial in tour:

African American Voices:
(678) 365-0232

Upcoming Events & Tours

See our full calendar here.

Summer Scramble Scavenger Hunt

Gather a group of friends for a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger…

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Virtual Photography Workshop

This workshop is now sold out. Thanks for your interest and support! Rich in subjects…

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Capturing the Spirit Halloween Tour Member Presale

We’re excited to announce that tickets for our Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours…

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Young Historians: World War II and Oakland

On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces just a few months after…

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Directions to Oakland

  • + From MARTA

    • Exit the King Memorial Station to Decatur Street.
    • Head west (take a left) to Grant Street.
    • Turn left onto Grant Street and follow to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE.
    • Take left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
    • The main gates of Oakland Cemetery will be straight ahead. The walk will take about 7-10 minutes.
  • + From I85/I75 South

    • Take exit 247 to merge onto I-20 E toward Augusta.
    • Take exit 59A for Boulevard toward Zoo Atlanta/ Cyclorama.
    • Turn left onto Boulevard SE.
    • Turn left onto Memorial Dr SE.
    • Turn right onto Oakland Ave SE.
    • Oakland gates will be on your right.
  • + From I85/I75 North

    • Take exit 247 for Interstate 20/Ralph D Abernathy Freeway toward Birmingham/Augusta.
    • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-20 E/Augusta and merge onto Interstate 20 E.
    • Take exit 59A for Boulevard toward Zoo Atlanta/Cyclorama.
    • Turn left onto Boulevard SE.
    • Turn left onto Memorial Dr SE.
    • Turn right onto Oakland Ave SE.
    • Oakland gates will be on your right.
  • + From I-20 East

    • Take exit 59A for Boulevard toward Zoo Atlanta/Cyclorama.
    • Turn left onto Boulevard SE.
    • Turn left onto Memorial Dr SE.
    • Turn right onto Oakland Ave SE.
    • Oakland gates will be on your right.
  • + From I-20 West

    • Take exit 59A toward Memorial Dr/Glenwood Ave.
    • Follow signs for M L King Jr Natl Hist Site.
    • Turn right onto Boulevard SE.
    • Take the 2nd left onto Memorial Dr SE.
    • Turn right onto Oakland Ave SE.
    • Oakland gates will be on your right.
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