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Girl Scout Search Scavenger Hunt

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Historic Oakland Foundation is partnering with the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta for a self-guided scavenger hunt through Oakland Cemetery! This scavenger hunt, which runs April 22 through December 31, features all-new riddles to solve, residents to find, and challenges to complete. Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place of incredible women who shaped Atlanta…

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Sights, Symbols, & Stories Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s…

The Women of Oakland

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

This 75-minute tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and personal histories of Atlanta’s women. Early Atlanta might have been a man’s world, but this city was built with the labor of women. From writers and domestic servants to reformers and mothers, Oakland Cemetery is home to thousands of women.…

Free - $12.00

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

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

This 75-minute guided tour explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding and ordinary African Americans in Atlanta. “We Shall Overcome” became the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but the origin of the song dates back to antebellum days and a spiritual sung by enslaved people, “No More Auction Block for Me.”…

Free

Fifty Ways to Die

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

From disease outbreaks to battlefield wounds to murders, this tour traces the myriad ways Oakland residents died in the 19th century. Early Atlanta was not a sleepy southern community – it had more in common with the Wild West. Life in this railroad town often ended in violence or tragedy. Diseases spread rapidly thanks to…

Free - $12.00

Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Learn how several Oakland residents were involved in this Atlanta tragedy during this 75-minute guided tour. This tour begins and ends with a murder. In the early hours of April 27, 1913, the body of 13-year-old Mary Phagan was discovered in the basement of Atlanta’s National Pencil Factory. Leo Frank, the factory superintendent and a…

Free - $12.00

Black Magnolias

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

This guided walking tour explores the history, lives, and labors of Atlanta’s African American women. Historically, many African American women worked as maids, child nurses, cooks, and laundresses—all while managing their own households. As educational opportunities became available following the Civil War and emancipation, African American women aspired to occupations beyond domestic service. Many sought…

Free - $12.00

Epitaphs: The Immortality of Words

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the monuments of Oakland. How would you like to be remembered? Victorians gave considerable thought to this concept. An epitaph is described as “a statement commemorating or epitomizing a deceased person.” Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace…

Free - $12.00

Fall Plant Sale

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Shop a great selection of interesting and hard-to-find plants at Historic Oakland Foundation’s Fall Plant Sale! The sale will take place at Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse on Saturday, September 24 with a special members-only presale on Friday, September 23.   Reserve Your Spot So that customers don't have to wait in long lines, we…

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