Tech Tales: Oakland Cemetery and Georgia Tech

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Tech Tales: Oakland Cemetery and Georgia Tech

White and gold, the Ramblin’ Wreck—do you know the history of Georgia Tech? Learn the history of a school that transformed Atlanta!

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Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA 30312

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

Learn the history of a school that transformed Atlanta!

White and gold, the Ramblin’ Wreck—do you know the history of Georgia Tech? Learn how a few Atlanta pioneers, Jewish immigrants, and displaced Northerners transformed a humble trade school into a nationally-ranked institute that forever changed Atlanta and the South. Names like Henry Grady, Sam Inman, and Ivan Allen echo how the story of Atlanta is intertwined and reflected in the history of Georgia Tech. Along the way, hear a little about the first glory days of Tech football, the RAT cap tradition and Margaret Mitchell’s match-making advice for Tech students. Go Jackets!

This tour starts at the Front Gate (main entrance at Oakland Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive) at 10:30 AM. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in at the volunteer desk inside the Visitor Center (located in the parking lot) before meeting at the Front Gate.

Spaces are limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Historic Oakland Foundation is committed to following CDC public health guidelines. Masks will be required for all guests to enter the Visitor Center and Museum Store. Vaccinated guests can remove their masks during a tour.

Historic Oakland Foundation Members

Historic Oakland Foundation memberships include free tickets for special topic tours. 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. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket. There is designated parking for vehicles with a disability permit behind the Bell Tower Building/Visitors Center. This is the best option for parking as the main entrance is paved with cobblestones, and both the East Gate and Memorial Drive Gate entrances have either a step or curb.

ASL interpreter available if given 3 days (72 hours) notice before the start of the tour.

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