Historic Oakland Cemetery receives many visitors each day, but only at Halloween do the gates stay open after dark. Witness the magnificent final resting place of Atlanta’s sons and daughters during the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Cemetery 2013 Halloween Tours. Join them this year and hear first-hand accounts about our city’s past, narrated by a host of Oakland’s eternal “residents.” You’ll also see gorgeous candlelit mausoleums in this one-of-a-kind annual tradition. There will be beer, wine, and soft drinks for sale, as well as unique gifts from Oakland’s Visitors Center and Museum Shop.
Guided tours start at 5:30 pm each night at the Bell Tower and last approximately one hour. You must have your ticket to enter the cemetery. To ensure all ticket holders are accommodated, tour tickets are sold in timed increments, and a limited number of tickets are available.
Parking: Limited free parking is available near the main entrance and on neighboring streets. Due to the event, parking inside the cemetery is not possible. Carpooling or taking MARTA to the King Memorial Station is recommended.
What to bring: A flashlight and wear comfortable walking shoes
Tips & Information: There is no rain date. In case of a severe weather cancellation, ticket holders will receive a free pass for a future guided tour at Oakland via mail.
This event is appropriate for children 8 and above.
Time slots are available every 15 minutes from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm on the tour dates, October 18th-19th and October 24th-27th.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please make your purchase carefully. No refunds or exchanges.