Sights, Symbols, and Stories  General Tour

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories General Tour

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

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Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA 30312

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About this event

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 past and present.

This tour starts at the Front Gate (main entrance at Oakland Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive). Please arrive a few minutes early to check in inside the Visitor Center (located just outside the main gate). Parking is limited - Marta (King Memorial station is three blocks north of the gate) and rideshare are encouraged.

Tour times: September through May

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM, 2 PM
  • Select Wednesdays: 10:30 AM

Tour times: June through August and rides

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM
  • Select Wednesdays: 10:30 AM

Spaces are limited - we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Historic Oakland Foundation Members

Historic Oakland Foundation memberships include free tickets for Sights, Symbols, and Stories tour. Check your membership level before you purchase. Individual members receive one (1) ticket, dual members two (2) tickets, and family memberships four (4) tickets. Membership status will be confirmed before the tour.

Accessibility

  • Not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. The main entrance is paved with cobblestones, and both the East Gate and Memorial Drive Gate entrances have either a step or curb.
  • Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket. There is designated parking for vehicles with a disability permit in the parking lot.
  • ASL interpreter available if given at least 3 days (72 hours) notice.