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

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

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.”…

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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…

Victorian Symbolism

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

From angels to anchors, learn all about grave symbols and death culture during this 75-minute guided tour of Oakland Cemetery! The Victorians were obsessed with death. From rules on mourning outfits to post-mortem photography, the Victorians had elaborate rituals and traditions to grieve and process death. The ornamentation and symbols found in cemeteries reflect this…

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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…

Behind the Stones: Preservation Tour

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…

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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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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…

Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story

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

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…

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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…

Epitaphs: The Immortality of Words

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

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…

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