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Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

This tour visits the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell, Mitchell family members, and pioneers who inspired Gone with the Wind characters.  Margaret Mitchell didn’t know how much of an impact she would have on popular culture when her Civil War novel, Gone With the Wind, was published in 1936. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sold more than 1…

Recurring

Sights, Symbols, and Stories General Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Explore the history, gardens, and funerary art of Oakland Cemetery with a 90-minute guided walking tour! 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…

Black Magnolias

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

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…

Boys of Summer

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

On May 12, 1866, the Gate City Nine and the Atlanta Baseball Club took to the field to play the first baseball game in Atlanta.    Imagine looking west beyond the main gates of Oakland to a lush patch of green grass complete with a baseball diamond. Beyond the playing field is a city devastated and…

History, Mystery & Mayhem

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

With more than 70,000 souls interred in its hallowed grounds, it’s no mystery that Oakland Cemetery has its share of the surreal. Hear the stories that defy explanation, from mysterious murders to tragic events that have passed into local legend.  This tour starts at the Main Gate (main entrance at Oakland Avenue and MLK Jr.…

Veterans of Oakland

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Come hear the stories of military veterans who reside at Oakland or those with connections to Oakland. You'll be introduced to veterans from the Mexican American War to the Korean War, both men and women. These individuals and their service help tell the history of the U.S.A. and our nation's relationship to the world.  This…

Summer Tree Walk

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Stroll with us through Oakland’s amazing arboretum and learn from knowledgeable guides about some of our favorite trees!  Did you know that Oakland is home to more than 1,600 trees, from majestic oaks to mighty magnolias, to demure crape myrtles and dogwoods? Oakland’s trees feed and shelter wildlife, help reduce air pollution and provide welcome…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories General Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Explore the history, gardens, and funerary art of Oakland Cemetery with a 90-minute guided walking tour! 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…

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