For those who want to explore Atlanta’s oldest public park, Oakland will open more than 20 mausoleums. Or you can join one of the free guided tours that will leave from the Out in the Rain Fountain every 15 minutes.
Margaret Mitchell (author) is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta (Fulton County). She became known for her popular book "Gone with the Wind."
Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 70,000 people and some of Atlanta's and Georgia's most famous names, including Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.; golfer Bobby Jones; Atlanta's first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson; and "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell.
Those who need more than history to be entertained need not worry. There will be living history and musical performances by the Atlanta Opera, Big Bethel Heaven Bound Choir and others. There will also be storytelling, crafts and an artists market.
Although the event is free, the Historic Oakland Foundation will accept donations. All proceeds from the event help the foundation preserve, restore, enhance and share Oakland Cemetery.
» Oakland Cemetery is living
Sunday in the Park is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. September 29. The cemetery is at 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312.
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