#257 – Oakland Cemetery Features Halloween 2010 Tours This Weekend – Hurry! Before They’re Sold Out! Friday through Sunday, October 22-24, 2010


Halloween is the only time of year when the gates to Historic Oakland Cemetery stay open after dark…to let in the brave souls who come for the “Capturing the Spirit of Oakland” Halloween tours.

Visit the “eternal residents” of Oakland Cemetery and hear haunting, first-hand tales of Atlanta’s past, narrated by historic figures, and view gorgeous candlelit mausoleums and tombs. Wear comfortable clothing (it’s starting to cool down, so I suggest you layer!) and walking shoes, and bring a flashlight to help you navigate the often-uneven pathways of the cemetery.

At the time of this post, there are very limited numbers of tickets remaining for the following times: Friday at 5:30 PM; Sunday at 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM. (All of the Saturday tours are sold out.) There is limited FREE parking in the parking lot adjacent to the cemetery outside the gates and on neighboring streets (carpooling or taking MARTA is recommended). Tickets are $17.50 for adults or $10.00 for children and must be purchased ahead of time (there is a service charge associated with online ticket purchases). To purchase your tickets online, visit the website by clicking here. (Oakland’s website says the tours are appropriate for ages 8 and up – these tours are more storytelling tours than scary tours, but plan accordingly when considering your guests!)

Whether you’ve visited Oakland Cemetery in the past on your own or for a daytime guided tour, the Halloween tours are like no other! I can’t wait to experience the beauty of Oakland after dark – get your tickets today, before it’s too late!

WHERE: Capturing the Spirit of Oakland 2010 Halloween Tours at Oakland Cemetery – 248 Oakland Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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  1. Brooke says:

    I was fretting last week about $40 spent on the two tickets I got for the Oakland Cemetary Halloween night tour, to which I treated my roommate for her birthday. However, the tour was TOTALLY worth it!! Loved every minute of it!! It was mapped out perfectly by lights strung around the path, the tour guide and other actors were excellent storytellers and exhibited a thorough knowledge of and inspring passion for the history of Atlanta!

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