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Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery Magnum
PHOTO CREDIT: Joeff Davis
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.

Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Categories: Poetry Join Jimmy Broccoli as he participates in Oakland Cemetery's celebration of the grand re-opening of the Bell Tower at Oakland Cemetery! Jimmy will be joining others for the Bell Tower Boutique. Jimmy will be available for a meet-and-greet and to sell and autograph his books. Withi... [click here for more]

Sunday November 6, 2022 10:30 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
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Friday October 28, 2022 10:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $30 – $150,
Designed to enlighten rather than frighten, Capturing the Spirit of Oakland tours bring to life the stories of some of Oakland's residents.

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Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours are a favorite autumn tradition in Atlanta, selling out every year in July. The event ret... [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $20,
Annual indie music festival at Oakland Cemetery, with cemetery tours, food trucks and artists market [click here for more]

Monday August 9, 2021 09:00 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Website: Just drop by, or plan an all-day adventure at Atlanta’s most hallowed site. Rich history, beautiful gardens, and architecture – there’s plenty to discover at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery. Explore on your own, take a tour, or attend a special event, right in the heart of the vibrant a... [click here for more]

Saturday June 19, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Flux Projects presents Charmaine Minniefield’s Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives in its entirety. Honoring recently discovered unmarked graves in the African American Burial Grounds of Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, Remembrance as Resistance is a site specific, physical in... [click here for more]

Wednesday April 28, 2021 09:40 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Gather a small group of friends or family for a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery! Through May 31, purchase your printable Spring Scramble packet online (one per team), download, print, and follow all-new cryptic clues to solve riddle... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 20, 2021 09:30 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $25,
Gather a small group of friends or family for a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery! Through May 31, purchase your printable Spring Scramble packet online (one per team), download, print, and follow all-new cryptic clues to solve riddle... [click here for more]

Wednesday March 10, 2021 07:30 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Each February and March thousands of daffodils bloom across Oakland’s 48 acres. We’re celebrating each and every one of them this year with three full weeks of Daffodil Days. Explore the most beautiful daffodil displays at Oakland from February 20 through March 13 with our downloadable map (go to ht... [click here for more]

Tuesday March 9, 2021 07:30 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Each February and March thousands of daffodils bloom across Oakland’s 48 acres. We’re celebrating each and every one of them this year with three full weeks of Daffodil Days. Explore the most beautiful daffodil displays at Oakland from February 20 through March 13 with our downloadable map (go to ht... [click here for more]

Sunday March 7, 2021 07:30 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Each February and March thousands of daffodils bloom across Oakland’s 48 acres. We’re celebrating each and every one of them this year with three full weeks of Daffodil Days. Explore the most beautiful daffodil displays at Oakland from February 20 through March 13 with our downloadable map (go to ... [click here for more]

Tuesday March 2, 2021 07:30 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Each February and March thousands of daffodils bloom across Oakland’s 48 acres. We’re celebrating each and every one of them this year with three full weeks of Daffodil Days. Explore the most beautiful daffodil displays at Oakland from February 20 through March 13 with our downloadable map (go to ... [click here for more]

Sunday February 28, 2021 07:30 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Each February and March thousands of daffodils bloom across Oakland’s 48 acres. We’re celebrating each and every one of them this year with three full weeks of Daffodil Days. [click here for more]

Tuesday February 23, 2021 07:30 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Each February and March thousands of daffodils bloom across Oakland’s 48 acres. We’re celebrating each and every one of them this year with three full weeks of Daffodil Days. Explore the most beautiful daffodil displays at Oakland through March 13 with our new downloadable map. Signage throughout ... [click here for more]

Sunday December 6, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Indulge in the seasonal spirit at Oakland Cemetery! Returning for its sixth year, Victorian Holiday is a unique seasonal celebration that features holiday activities for the whole family!

Learn more >> https://oaklandcemetery.com/.../victorian.../2020-12-05/

HOLIDAY GREEN MARKET

En... [click here for more]

Sunday October 25, 2020 02:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10-$15,
Preservation team member and pumpkin carver extraordinaire Sean Diaz will show you how to carve the perfect, Oakland Cemetery-themed Halloween pumpkin in this virtual workshop on October 25 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Carve along with Sean in real time as he offers tips and techniques for beginning to ... [click here for more]

Thursday October 15, 2020 05:30 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $28-$40,
Designed to enlighten rather than frighten, Capturing the Spirit of Oakland tours bring to life the stories of some of the cemetery’s notable residents and allow visitors to experience Oakland Cemetery after dark. A costumed docent guides you through the cemetery’s beautifully-lit Victorian Gardens ... [click here for more]

Saturday October 3, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: No Cover,
We invite you to join us behind Oakland's Bell Tower building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 3 and 4 for our first-ever Pumpkin Patch at Oakland Cemetery! This family-friendly, low-contact sale will feature a variety of pumpkins [click here for more]

Monday June 1, 2020 08:00 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $20,
Gather a group of friends for a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery! Purchase your printable Summer Scramble packet online at https://oaklandcemetery.com/summer-scramble-scavenger-hunt/ from June 1-30, download, print, and follow all-ne... [click here for more]

Friday March 13, 2020 06:45 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10-$18,
Editor's Note: This event has been canceled amid growing concern over the coronaivrus.  Crimes of passion, embezzlement scandals, premeditated murders, and cons that exposed city-wide corruption. Oakland Cemetery holds the history of crimes that rocked the city of Atlanta. The Crime Through Time F... [click here for more]

Saturday December 21, 2019 05:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Suggested donation $5,
Join us at North Public Grounds for Winter Solstice Yoga. We will welcome the winter season by bundling up and moving in unison on the shortest day of the year. This gentle yoga class accessible for people of all ages, abilities, genders, and faiths. This meditative practice will incorporate physi... [click here for more]

Saturday December 14, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10-$18,
Select your tour time when you purchase your ticket. The first tour is at 10:00 a.m. and the last tour will start at 3:00 p.m. Tours are every 15 minutes and are approximately 75 minutes in length. The Holiday Tour of Eternal Homes is available with advance ticketing only. Spaces are limited. Tour... [click here for more]

Saturday December 7, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: No Cover,
Purchase a fresh and fragrant Fraser fir wreath or pick up your preordered wreath and then decorate it with greenery sourced from Oakland. Complete your home’s holiday look with a beautiful selection of natural decor items:

Beautiful and unusual amaryllis Rosemary and other topiaries Paperwhites

E... [click here for more]

Saturday October 12, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $40,
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 ... [click here for more]

Sunday September 29, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
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... [click here for more]

Wednesday August 28, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free-$12,
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... [click here for more]

Friday August 16, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10-$18,
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... [click here for more]

Saturday August 10, 2019 05:30 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $8-$16,
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... [click here for more]

Saturday June 22, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $6-$12,
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 ... [click here for more]

Saturday June 22, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $6-$12,
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... [click here for more]

Friday June 21, 2019 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Suggested Donation $5,
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... [click here for more]

Saturday June 8, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10-$75,
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... [click here for more]
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Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $20 + fees,
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... [click here for more]

Saturday April 13, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $15-$20,
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... [click here for more]

Saturday April 13, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $8-$16,
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... [click here for more]

Saturday April 13, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free Looks,
“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... [click here for more]
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Saturday February 16, 2019 01:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $6-$12,
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. [click here for more]

Tuesday February 12, 2019 01:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
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... [click here for more]

Saturday February 9, 2019 02:30 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free - $16,
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

Students... [click here for more]

Saturday February 2, 2019 05:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10 - $18,
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. [click here for more]

Thursday January 31, 2019 02:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free to $12,
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

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Thursday January 31, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free - $8,
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.  [click here for more]

Monday January 21, 2019 01:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
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. [click here for more]

Monday January 21, 2019 09:00 AM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
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.  [click here for more]

Sunday January 13, 2019 04:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10 - $15,
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... [click here for more]

Saturday January 12, 2019 02:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free - $12,
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... [click here for more]

Thursday October 12, 2017 06:30 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free with RSVP,
Scores of famous Atlantans, including several former mayors, will be at this Halloween bash hosted by Atlanta History Center and Oakland Cemetery. Well, they will be there in spirit. Historic Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place for many, but on the night of the party it will also be a place ... [click here for more]
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Sunday October 1, 2017 12:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Many forget that Oakland Cemetery is not only a resting place for thousands, including some Atlanta mayors, but a park as well. This 40th anniversary festival started out as a way for descendants of those buried in Oakland to pay their respects, but has branched out into a public day of  live music,... [click here for more]

Sunday September 10, 2017 03:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
The ArtsATL Lawn Party will feature everything from lawn games made by Brutal Studio to music curated by Deer Bear Wolf. To prepare the folks of Atlanta for upcoming elections, members of the Atlanta City Council and mayoral candidates will also make appearances and speak about their respective arts... [click here for more]

Saturday July 8, 2017 06:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Sold out,
Of the 70,000-plus people buried in Oakland Cemetery, many suffered peculiar deaths and even more peculiar burials. On Sat., July 8, those curious about the mysteries of the supernatural will have the chance to explore Oakland Cemetery's strange and fascinating past. The Oakland Cemetery History, My... [click here for more]

Saturday July 8, 2017 06:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10-$16,
This hour-long guided walking tour starts at the cemetery Bell Tower and ends with a Wild Heaven Beer tasting. Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle will also be available to sign copies of their books Atlanta Beer Book and Atlanta Prohibition Book. [click here for more]

Saturday June 24, 2017 03:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free-$38,
No description provided [click here for more]

Saturday June 17, 2017 09:00 AM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free-$5,
Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery returns for its second year to commemorate the end of slavery in the South. The busy morning will include children's storytelling and activities, walking tours and headstone cleaning workshops. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about the restoration of the... [click here for more]

Saturday June 10, 2017 12:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $5-$20,
The seventh annual Tunes From the Tombs hosts local bands and food trucks while immersed in the scenery of Oakland Cemetery. This year the lineup features performances by Tinsley Ellis and members of the Hampton Grease Band and Aquarium Rescue Unit for a tribute concert to the late Col. Bruce Hampto... [click here for more]
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Sunday January 15, 2017 07:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free w/ RSVP,
As shit hits the fan socially and politically, folks on the internet like to share Martin Luther King Jr.’s words of wisdom. Phrases about nonviolence, peace, and love driving out hate are rendered empty by those who are hardly familiar with the civil rights legend’s work. What we can all take a... [click here for more]

Friday December 2, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free-$16,
Back for a second year, A Victorian Holiday features holiday activities the whole family can enjoy, including a behind-the-scenes look at the cemetery's sculptures, a guided walking tour, a holiday market feature locally made crafts, caroling, a live reading of The Night Before Christmas, and the ch... [click here for more]

Friday June 17, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $20-$100,
No description provided [click here for more]

Friday June 10, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Originally celebrated in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, Juneteenth is a nationally-recognized commemorative day celebrating the abolishment of slavery in the Confederate south at the end of the Civil War. Historic Oakland Foundation is excited to host this year's Juneteenth celebration. [click here for more]

Friday June 10, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $6-$16,
On June 10, 1936, Margaret Mitchell’s seminal southern novel Gone with the Wind was first published. Historic Oakland Cemetery commemorates 80 years of this Oakland resident’s modern classic with a reprise of the special topic tour, Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind. [click here for more]

Saturday May 7, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $6-$16,
Perfect for mothers, families, and friends, Love Stories of Oakland: A Mother’s Day Celebration is a unique way to celebrate the most important woman in your life! The tour recounts the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantans. Mothers will receive special recognition with a keepsake sweetheart rose ... [click here for more]

Friday April 8, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Bring cash, check, or credit card and chose from a wide variety of plants, including heirloom varieties propagated from the gardens and new varieties from local growers. All proceeds benefit the gardens at historic Oakland Cemetery. [click here for more]

Friday November 13, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Join the crew to help preserve, landscape, and beautify this awesome Atlanta treasure. [click here for more]

Friday September 11, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $6-$12,
Learn about “Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing” during this guided walking tour of Oakland Cemetery, followed by a beer sampling form My Friend’s Growler Shop in Grant Park. [click here for more]

Friday May 1, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10-$15,
The Historic Oakland Foundation’s latest effort to bring the cemetery to life through various art forms debuts this Sat., May 2, 2-7 p.m., with the Cryptophonic Tour. In partnership with ROAMtransmissions, the interactive event will combine original sonic landscapes inspired by the graveyard’s h... [click here for more]

Friday April 17, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $15-$35,
Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the largest cemetery run in the country. Now in springtime, Run Like Hell: Pushing Up Daisies brings nearly 1,600 participants of all ages to Atlanta’s oldest cemetery. Run Like Hell is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, and race winners receive a unique award fr... [click here for more]

Friday April 10, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
A wide variety of spring plants will be available for purchase at Oakland Cemetery during our annual spring plant sale. Attendees are invited to choose from heirloom roses, peonies, clematis and many other shrubs and perennials to beautify their landscape. Plant prices range from $5 to $15. All proc... [click here for more]

Friday March 20, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
In partnership with the Georgia Daffodil Society, Historic Oakland Foundation presents the first annual Oakland Cemetery Daffodil Day. Enjoy an afternoon of garden walks, talks and heirloom blooms for sale in this classic Victorian cemetery. [click here for more]

Saturday February 14, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free - $26,
Perfect for lovers, families and friends, Love Stories of Oakland is a limited-time engagement! Enjoy more than 25 tour stops through Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery as we recount the loves, lives and losses of Atlantans of days past. We also examine the symbolism of love and devotion found on... [click here for more]

Friday January 9, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Join this international movement where people come together and drink coffee, tea, and eat cake while discussing death in a more comfortable environment. [click here for more]

Saturday November 29, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free-$10,
Before “Georgia 0n My Mind” there was simply “Georgia.” Before Music Midtown, Atlantans reveled at the Music Festival of 1883. Amateur historians and musicians alike are sure to learn something of note on Nov. 30 at historic Oakland Cemetery’s special topic tour, Bandmasters, Fifers, Compo... [click here for more]

Friday October 31, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $35 ,
Scavenger Hunt Atlanta makes its way through Oakland Cemetery. Teams will be given a list of clues and challenges to be completed among the mausoleums and tombs of Oakland. Free food and drinks afterward. Come enjoy some creepy, good fun. [click here for more]

Saturday October 4, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $5 suggested donation,
Join the Historic Oakland Foundation at the 35th annual Sunday In the Park. From noon to 6 p.m., go back in time with a Victorian street festival bustling with art, entertainment, food and more. Stroll among Oakland Cemetery's mausoleums, monuments and gardens while taking in all of the sights, soun... [click here for more]

Saturday September 20, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free - $26,
Before “Georgia On My Mind,” there was simply “Georgia”. Before Music Midtown, Atlantans reveled at the Music Festival of 1883. Amateur historians and musicians alike are sure to learn something of note on Sept. 21 during historic Oakland Cemetery’s new special topic tour, Oakland’s Stor... [click here for more]

Friday September 19, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free - $26,
Before “Georgia On My Mind,” there was simply “Georgia. Before Music Midtown [click here for more]

Friday September 12, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Adults, $10; Students (with ID), $5; Seniors (65 and older), $5; Free for members,
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 during Hi... [click here for more]

Friday June 13, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $1-$50,
Tunes from the Tombs, Historic Oakland Cemetery’s annual all-day music festival, returns June 14 from 1-8 p.m. (gates open at noon), featuring musicians performing in and among Oakland’s extraordinary monuments, mausoleums, and renowned gardens. From rock to folk, Americana to jazz and classical... [click here for more]

Friday June 6, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $10 ,
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 during Historic Oakland Cemeteryâ€... [click here for more]

Saturday May 24, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Kate Sweeney will be at the Historic Oakland Cemetery Bell Tower on May 25 from 3-5 p.m. for public readings of her book American Afterlife with a signing to follow. Refreshments will be available for those in attendance of this free event. A Dying in the 19th Century Tour will follow at 5 p.m. with... [click here for more]

Friday April 11, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $15-$30,
Test your limits with the Pushing up Daisies edition of the well-loved Run Like Hell 5K, or let little ones Run Like Heck during a 1K fun run. [click here for more]

Friday January 10, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
There aren’t many public spaces in which the casual contemplation of death is common, let alone encouraged. But since the concept popped up in 2004, Death Café has become an international movement. The gatherings are meant to provide a safe, comfortable setting for people to discuss death over te... [click here for more]

Friday November 1, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $20.00,
Join Scavenger Hunt Atlanta for an epic adventure at Oakland Cemetery. You and your team will travel through the tombs answering questions and solving challenges, while enjoying the dark beauty and exploring the rich history of Atlanta’s most famous final resting place. This will be a truly uniqu... [click here for more]

Saturday October 5, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Suggested $5 donation,
Sunday in the Park features an artists market, living history demonstrations, storytellers, Irish dancers, live musical entertainment, carriage tours, and free walking tours, crafts, old-fashioned games, a traditional Teddy Bear Tea and the Bubble Man. Festival fare available. Guests encouraged to p... [click here for more]

Friday September 20, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Death Café originated in Europe and is now here in America. The event allows people to come together and share their knowledge of death in a safe and nondiscriminatory environment while sipping on tea and nibbling on cake. [click here for more]

Friday August 23, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Death Café Atlanta provides a safe, agenda-free place to discuss death and life over a cuppa and tasty treats. The motto: Breathing Life into Death."" [click here for more]

Friday May 24, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
On Saturday, April 13, the cemetery is hosting its monthly volunteer day, and anyone interested in helping clean up, plant flowers, and perform a variety of other gardening projects is welcome. Volunteer registration signup is from 8:30-9 a.m. and the work day lasts from 9 a.m.-noon. It's probably a... [click here for more]

Friday February 15, 2013 07:00 PM EST
Oakland Cemetery Cost: Free,
Would you like to brush up on your winter tree identification skills? Join Trees Atlanta’s Forest Restoration Coordinator, Brian Williams, on Saturday, February 16 from 1-3pm in Historic Oakland Cemetery to learn how to identify trees by features other than their leaves. Spaces are limited. Be sur... [click here for more]
248 Oakland Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 688-2107
Cemetery
Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM