Love Lives in This Place.

Love Lives in This Place.

A Brief History

In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company 21.5 acres of land for a city cemetery, later named Oak Hill. As the first city cemetery, Oak Hill became the resting place for virtually all of the Birmingham pioneers.

Oak Hill Cemetery’s (then known as City Cemetery) location on the South-facing slopes of North Birmingham offers some of the most spectacular vistas of the city. So much so that Oak Hill Cemetery has been placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage and was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1977 — the first cemetery in the State of Alabama to be listed on this prestigious register.

Far left, holding his hat: Samuel Earle, former President of the Association. Far right rear, George Willis Hays, Association Secretary 1924-1936. Second from right, front row: Mayor George Ward.
Grand Army of the Republic lot, ca. 1933.
Oak Hill entrance on 19th Street ca.1912


2nd Saturdays

Every month through June 2019. All 2nd Saturday Tours are $8 if purchased in advance, and $10 at the door. Tour begins at 10am and is approximately 90 minutes.

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Film Nights

Bring your folding chairs, blankets and a picnics and join us on the lawn behind the Pioneer Chapel. Films begin 15 minutes after sunset.

  • MAR 21, 2018

    The Loved One

  • APR 25, 2018

    Film Noir, To Be Announced

  • MAY 24, 2018

    Vincent Price Night (2 Films)

OCT 19, 2019

Fall History Festival

Stay tuned for more information.

All events and tours are subject to change or cancellation due to inclement weather.

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