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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 small or large 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 9 people. If a group has more than nine 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 Not currently offered due to COVID-19
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.

Scheduling
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. Tours can be scheduled any day and time, except when Oakland Cemetery is closed for a special event. 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 Closed
Our Visitors Center remains closed due to the pandemic, so your group will not have access to the Museum Store or to restrooms.

Masks Required
All visitors must wear masks during the tour. Your tour guide will also wear a mask or face shield.

All tour ticket holders will enjoy a 10 percent discount on items in the Museum Shop.

Request a Private Tour

For questions or to schedule your private group tour, please contact Marcy Breffle at mbreffle@oaklandcemetery.com or at 404- 546-4039 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.

In light of the ongoing COVID health crisis, we are not booking private tours in September.

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