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As Atlanta’s oldest cultural site, Historic Oakland Cemetery offers a window into the city’s rich and fascinating history. Oakland is the final resting place for more than 70,000 souls, including many Atlanta founders and noted citizens of Georgia. A visit to this Victorian garden cemetery provides opportunities to start a dialogue about the historic past.

Treat your group to a private guided tour of the cemetery. Tours are available for our Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland overview tour and for any of our Special Topic Tours.

Tour Fees
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors (65+). Private tour groups must pay a $60 deposit to reserve the tour. The balance must be paid the day of the tour. Small tour groups (total ticket amount is less than $60) will not owe a balance, and the deposit will cover the cost of the tour. You will receive a link for the deposit and tour payment via email.

Group Size
There is no minimum number of people for a private tour, but tour groups are limited to 16 people. If a group has more than 16 people, we recommend that the group split up between multiple guides. There is no additional charge for multiple guides.

Tour Length
Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland tour: 90 minutes
Special Topic Tours: 75 minutes

Golf Cart Tours
Golf carts are available to private groups of five or fewer people. Explore areas of Oakland not usually visited during regular walking tours with your personal tour guide. There is a flat tour fee of $60 and golf cart tours are only available Monday through Friday. Any golf cart request must be made when reserving a tour.

Tours can be scheduled any day and time, except when Oakland Cemetery is closed for a special event. Please note that during peak tour seasons in spring and fall, tours must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to your desired tour date. Private tours are limited during October. Tours must begin at least 90 minutes before sunset.

Inclement Weather
Tours will take place in light rain or shine. In cases of heavy rain, inclement weather, or unsafe conditions, the education manager will contact groups to reschedule the tour for a later date. Tour groups can also request to reschedule the tour.

Visitors Center:
Our Visitors Center is open during limited hours, so your group may or may not have access to the Museum Store or to restrooms. The education manager will clarify whether the Visitors Center is open at your requested time.

Masks Required
Masks are required to enter the Visitors Center and Museum Store. Vaccinated guests may remove their masks during guided tours.

Request a Private Tour

For questions or to schedule your private group tour, please contact Marcy Breffle at or click the button to submit a private tour request online. Please note that tours must be scheduled at least three business days in advance during winter and summer and two weeks in advance in spring and fall.

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