Field Trip
Sunday, June 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We will be going on our next field trip at historic Oakland Cemetery. Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary, welcomes you. This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city’s rich and fascinating history unfolds before you.

There are many opportunities for photography in this historic cemetery. From statues and tombstones, to nature photos of flowers, birds and trees, to skyline photos of the city, there are plenty of subjects to photograph. For info on the cemetery, see their website - www.oaklandcemetery.com.

We will meet at 9:00am. Stay as long as you like - we will probably get together for lunch. Free parking is available in a lot just outside the front gate or along the street on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Oakland Avenue. If you park inside the cemetery just pull your vehicle off to the right of any asphalt paved roadway, with enough space for other cars to pass. Please be especially careful not to damage walls and tree.  Buses and large vehicles are not allowed inside Oakland’s gates since they cannot make the turns inside the cemetery. Please be sure to lock your car and not leave valuables in view.

Hope to see you there!!! 

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