The Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours are an annual tradition in Atlanta. And while they take place in October, they sell out every summer nearly as soon as tickets become available.
The Halloween tours are one of the few times you can experience Oakland Cemetery after dark (Illumine is the other twilight event). These are storytelling events — you’ll follow a costumed guide through beautifully lit Victorian gardens as you listen to tales of some of the cemetery’s most noted residents.
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland tours are “designed to enlighten, not frighten.” They are family-friendly, but not recommended for children under 8.
This is a sell-out event, and tickets are gone within days of their release each summer.
In 2020, the tour tickets go on sale to the public on August 15th.
Members of the Historic Oakland Foundation can purchase tickets starting August 1st.
Limit of six tickets per order.
If you’re determined to get tickets to this popular event this year, you may want to purchase a membership so you can take advantage of the presale. You’ll find more info here.
2020 Oakland Cemetery Halloween Tour Dates:
- Thursday, October 15 to Sunday, October 18
- Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, October 25
- VIP Night: October 26
- Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1
Last year, tours were about 75 minutes in length and departed every 15 minutes. The route was approximately one mile, and the entire experience took about two hours from arrival time.
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be issued.
Oakland Cemetery says on its website that it expects the tours to happen as planned this year, as they are outdoor events. However, as always, things can change.
We don’t have pricing info or details for 2020 yet.
Last year, tickets were about $30 for adults and $20 for kids. There was a tiered price list, with peak times on Fridays and Saturdays being more expensive.
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