Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery Magnum
Call: (404) 688-2107 or visit www.oaklandcemetery.com
Atlanta's most historic and picturesque cemetery holds the remains of Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, once-enslaved individuals, and nearly 7,000 Confederate soldiers.
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Run Like Hell 5K

Saturday October 12, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Categories: 5K

Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the 12th annual Run Like Hell. The largest cemetery run in the country, Run Like Hell is one of Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood 5K fundraisers, and all proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of historic Oakland Cemetery.

The race covers ...
Cost: $40

Sunday in the Park

Sunday September 29, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Back before cities built public parks, people would bring a picnic basket and some musical instruments (and maybe a few adult libations) to the local cemetery and revere the dead by celebrating life in what was often one of the only patches of public space in town. Our FREE annual Sunday in the Pa...
Cost: Free

Crypt Con

Wednesday August 28, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Calling all Pokemon trainers, Stormtrooopers, wizards, Klingons, and folks of all fandoms! If you’re in town early for the Con and looking for something fun for all ages, explore Atlanta’s necropolis with a sunset tour of Oakland Cemetery. Located only a few MARTA stops away from the Con, Oakland is...
Cost: Free-$12

Flashlight Tour: Women of Oakland

Friday August 16, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Pioneers, risk-takers, trailblazers, and icons. These words describe some of the legendary ladies laid to rest at Oakland Cemetery. Hear their stories and celebrate their accomplishments during a sunset tour of Oakland. Choose between two tours – “Black Magnolias” or “Women of Oakland” – and enjoy...
Cost: $10-$18

Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Date Night

Saturday August 10, 2019 05:30 pm EDT
Grab your summer fling or longtime love and get to Oakland Cemetery for a unique outdoor date night – Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Date Night is back by popular demand! Enjoy more than 20 tour stops through Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery as we recount the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantan...
Cost: $8-$16

Pioneers of Atlanta

Saturday June 22, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Meet the founding sons and daughters of a town originally known as “Terminus.”  Wander among the graves of the first farmers, lawyers, early mayors, and town commissioners.  Hear stories of accomplishments and failures, civil strife, gunfights, and interaction with other developing communities that ...
Cost: $6-$12

Sights, Symbols and Stories of Oakland

Saturday June 22, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
Discover the history, the period 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 stories to tell—both stunning victories and heart-wrenching tragedies. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining...
Cost: $6-$12

Summer Soltice Yoga

Friday June 21, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Join us at North Public Grounds for Summer Solstice Yoga on Friday, June 21 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. This gentle yoga class accessible for people of all ages, abilities, genders, and faiths. The practice will incorporate physical movements, stretching, breathing, and deep relaxation. Please bring you...
Cost: Suggested Donation $5

Tunes From the Tombs with Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, The Artisanals, Mike Kileen, and more.

Saturday June 8, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Tunes From the Tombs celebrates nine years of music, food, and arts amid the Victorian-era gravestones, mausoleums, and flourishing gardens of Historic Oakland Cemetery. The serene setting of Atlanta’s largest green space is the backdrop for a relaxing afternoon festival, with proceeds from the even...
Cost: $10-$75


Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
If anyone is reading this column on the reg (omg thank you), you’ll notice Oakland Cemetery typically makes the cut. This month, enjoy a mile-long light display by local artists with the Atlanta skyline as the backdrop. Live music by The Shoal Creek Stranglers and bevvies by Old 4th Ward Distiller...
Cost: $20 + fees

Spring Photo Walk

Saturday April 13, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Historic Oakland Cemetery is a showcase for Victorian funerary sculpture and architecture, a botanical preserve with cultivated gardens, and a stunning cultural landscape in the heart of Atlanta. Rich in subjects and scenes, Historic Oakland Cemetery is a photographer’s dream setting. Join other O...
Cost: $15-$20

Malts & Vaults of Oakland

Saturday April 13, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
What do a jousting match, exotic singing birds, and the sun god Ra have in common? Why, everyone’s favorite malt beverage, beer, of course! Find out how the sudsy beverage connects these fascinating topics, and delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing with Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Wh...
Cost: $8-$16

Oakland Cemetery Spring Plant Sale

Saturday April 13, 2019 09:00 am EDT
“Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse will be brimming with seasonal blooms during Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual Spring Plant Sale.” Historic Oakland Cemetery. What a great excuse to float around Oakland Cemetery, rain or shine?! Take your camera phones because the entire s...
Cost: Free Looks

Georgia Arbor Day Guided Tree Walk

Saturday February 16, 2019 01:00 pm EST
In celebration of Georgia Arbor Day, make plans to stroll with us through Oakland’s amazing arboretum and learn from knowledgeable guides about some of our favorite trees whose beauty truly shines in winter.
Cost: $6-$12

African American History Tours

Tuesday February 12, 2019 01:00 pm EST
Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation hosts free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds. Stops along the tour include the final resting place of some of Atlanta’s black history pioneers, including Carrie Steele Logan, founder of Atlanta’s first orphanage for...
Cost: Free

Love Stories of Oakland: Valentine’s Day Edition

Saturday February 9, 2019 02:30 pm EST
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a tour exploring the great love stories that last beyond the grave. Love Stories ticket holders will also receive a 10% discount on select merchandise in the Visitors Center & Museum Shop, and HOF members receive an additional 10% discount.

Adults (18+): $16

Cost: Free - $16

Flashlight Tour: Sports Legends of Oakland

Saturday February 2, 2019 05:00 pm EST
A continuation of the sports guided tour but after dark. Ticket includes a flashlight and a complimentary drink. The program starts at 5:00, and the tour begins at 5:30.
Cost: $10 - $18

Oakland All-Stars: Sports Legends of Oakland

Thursday January 31, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Guided Tour celebrating the history of Atlanta's sports history to kick off the football season. This will continue over to February 1st as well.

Adults: $12 Children (aged 6-17) and Students (with ID): $6 Seniors (65 and older): $6 Historic Oakland Foundation Members: FREE

Cost: Free to $12

An Oakland Outing to Cabbagetown – Homeschool Program

Thursday January 31, 2019 10:00 am EST
Led by Young Historians Homeschool Program explores the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill built in 1881 as well as the Patch Works Art and History Center. 
Cost: Free - $8

We Shall Overcome: Free MLK Day Tour

Monday January 21, 2019 01:00 pm EST
Celebrate the birthday of the famed Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King JR with this free to the public tour celebrating the accomplishments and lives of African Americans that stood with him.
Cost: Free

MLK Day of Service at Oakland Cemetery

Monday January 21, 2019 09:00 am EST
A way to honor our fallen on MLK Day is a National Day of Service. Volunteers are welcome to come and assist with tasks like planting bulbs and mulching the gardens. 
Cost: Free

An Author’s Afternoon at Oakland: Chet Wallace

Sunday January 13, 2019 04:00 pm EST
Discussion with Author Chet Wallace and his book Stories of the Winecoff Fire: A Dedication to the Memory of the 119. His novel provides an inside look at the lives lost during the Winecoff Hotel Fire in 1946. The event will be held in Oakland Cemetery Bell Tower’s Bobby Jones Room, overlooking th...
Cost: $10 - $15

Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland

Saturday January 12, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Tour-guide led outdoor museum of Atlanta's history of love and loss. Tour receipt is redeemable for $5 off at Farm Burger Grant Park. This is a recurring event that takes place at 2:00 PM every Sunday and Saturday.

Adults: $12 Students: (with ID) $6 Seniors: (65 and older) $6

Historic Oakland Foun...
Cost: Free - $12
248 Oakland Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 688-2107
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