Did you know that Oakland Cemetery is also an arboretum (a sort of museum for trees)? In celebration of Georgia Arbor Day, which is designated as the third Friday in February, you can take a guided stroll through the Oakland grounds and learn a bit more about the trees.
Here’s what you need to know…
The guided walk takes place on Saturday, February 16th, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
You can buy your ticket at the Visitors Center on the day of the walk.
Oakland Cemetery is located at 248 Oakland Avenue, in southeast Atlanta, near Grant Park.
- Adults (18+): $12
- Children (age 6-17), students (with valid ID) and seniors (65+): $6
- Historic Oakland Foundation members: FREE
- Children 5 & under: FREE
About the venue
Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park, and the final resting place for many notable citizens — including auth or Margaret Mitchell, former Atlanta mayors Maynard Jackson and Ivan Allen, sports legend Bobby Jones, and Civil War soldiers.
Less than a mile from downtown Atlanta, Oakland’s 48 acres are a treasure trove of history, gardens, sculpture, architecture, and ancient oaks and magnolias.