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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 when the group arrives at the Oakland Cemetery Visitors Center and Museum Shop to check in for 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.

Group Size
There is no minimum number of people for tour groups. If a group has more than 20 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 min.)
Special Topic Tours (75 min.)

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.

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.

All 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 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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