Halloween in Atlanta: Spirit of Oakland Cemetery Tours

What: Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
Where: Oakland Cemetery

Historic Oakland Cemetery has many visitors by day, but only at Halloween do its gates stay open at night. What better place for a Halloween tour than a cemetery. Hear about Atlanta’s past from a host of Oakland’s “residents.” Bring a flashlight and comfortable walking shoes. The stories are historic in nature and there aren’t any goblins or ghosts jumping out at you.We did this tour a few years ago and the stories themselves aren’t scary, but walking around a cemetery at night could be a little frightening for little ones. The tours are recommended for ages 8 and up.

Tours start at 5:30 pm each night at the Bell Tower (Quasimodoish, how creepy) and last approximately one hour. You must have your ticket to enter. Tours are sold in timed increments, so advanced ticket purchases only. These tours sell out, so if you want to go, get tickets now.

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.

There is no rain date. In case of a severe weather cancellation, ticket holders will receive via the mail, a free pass for a future guided tour at Oakland.


30 Comments on Halloween in Atlanta: Spirit of Oakland Cemetery Tours

  1. My favorite fall activity is walking nature trails (when the weather’s cooler!) but soon I’m going apple picking for the first time, so that may become my favorite fall activity.

  2. We love to go the fair and apple picking and hiking to see the color change and Helen Oktoberfest–so much to do-so little time “sigh”

    We would love to add a cemetary tour to our “Fall” Thanks

  3. My family’s absolute favorite fall event is the Little Five Points Halloween Parade!! We are going this year, and looking foward to hearing live music and taking part in all the fun activities for kids!!!

  4. As many other people have posted there are many fun fall activities here in the ATL, I love going to Jaemor Farms (all kinds of fun things to do there), 6 Flags, trick or treating, different home improvement stores have fall crafts and even tips for pumpkin carving. Not to mention all the fall festivals, tractor pulls, and pumpkin tossing going on!

  5. we love the fall!! my husband transforms our yard into a most wicked yard haunt every year! pumpkin patches, football, leaves…all awesome!!

  6. Finally, the weather is cooler to go for walks in the neighborhood. Since we are fairly new to the area, I’m still finding Atlanta’s hidden festivities!

  7. Patricia Mejia – You are the winner of the Oakland Cemetery Tickets! Congratulations. Email me your address and we’ll have the tickets mailed to you. Email is sue (at) fieldtripswithsue.com

  8. Laura, You’ll love N. Ga. Canopy Tours. Did you see the post I did on it – including video? Here it ishttp://www.fieldtripswithsue.com/2010/03/zip-line-through-north-georgias-canopy.html

    Tell them I said Hello!

  9. Natalie, Just wanted to let you know that trick or treating is alive and well in my neighborhood. I love it. I’ve decided that my criteria for buying any other house comes down to two questions 1. do you have sidewalks 2. what’s Halloween like.
    If you know the answer to those two things, you can pretty much judge the neighborhood.

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