“All of Atlanta’s history is buried in Oakland Cemetery,” the tour guides like to say, and during a 90-minute guided walk through Atlanta’s oldest cemetery, you’ll understand why. The guides might be volunteers, but they are knowledgeable enough to weave a story through the 70,000 residents, with tours themed around topics as varied as the Leo Frank lynching and Atlanta love stories. If you can’t decide, “Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland” provides a fascinating overview. Tours from March to October, $10. 248 Oakland Avenue, oaklandcemetery.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.