Historic Oakland Cemetery

Visit Historic Oakland Cemetery, a hidden treasure located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta. Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta's most tangible link to the past and a unique setting for your students to experience history first-hand. As our knowledgeable tour guides lead you through this city park, they will teach your students about Atlanta history, the period gardens, Victorian art and architecture —everything that gives Oakland Cemetery its distinctive character. Important Atlanta milestones are represented at Oakland —from early builders to Civil War soldiers, leaders of industry, and Civil Rights pioneers. No matter where you turn, history surrounds you. In 1850, city fathers purchased six acres to serve as a public burial ground for a young but fast-growing town. Now at 48 acres, Oakland has become not only a sacred space for remembrance, but a resource to help your students forge connections between the past and the present. 
Visit HIstoric Oakland Cemetery's website for more information. 
Contact Info
Address: 248 Oakland Avenue, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30312. Fulton County. Tel: 404-688-2107. Fax: 404-658-6092. Email: mbreffle@oaklandcemetery.com. Website: www.oaklandcemetery.com. Hrs: 9AM-5PM. Contact: Marcy Breffle, mbreffle@oaklandcemetery.com, 404-688-2107. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: 2nd-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.25-1.5 hours. Cost: Tours are $6 for students & 65+ and $12 for adults.

Behind The Scene Tours Fun Facts

Ever wonder what goes on behind the cameras of a news program or a sporting event? Ever wonder how the animals and fossils are prepared and created for the life-like exhibits at museums? Ever wonder what it’s like for people to work so closely to wild animals behind the bars and inside of their cages at the zoo? Ever wonder how the scenery and actors’ costumes change so quickly during theatrical performances?

A behind the scenes tour can allow you catch a glimpse of the inner-workings and the people you don’t see on television, in the museum, at the zoo, or on stage. Be prepared to ask a lot of questions and to respond with a lot of “Ah-ha’s.”