Tour Oak Hill

Come spend an hour or two and explore Birmingham's buried history.

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Public Tours

Public tours are on every second Saturday at 10 AM, unless otherwise specified. Find the latest information on our upcoming public tour here! The primary theme for each tour is specific.

Tour Time

  • Unlerss otherwise specified, public tours begin at 10 am and last an average of 90 minutes.

Tour Fees

  • $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors (early price)
  • Please bring your student ID or driver's license with you to the tour.
  • Association members are welcome to attend tours for free.

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Private Tours

Treat your small or large group to a private guided tour of the cemetery. Tours are available for our Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland overview tour and for any of our Special Topic Tours.

Tour Fees

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors (65+). Private tour groups must pay a $60 deposit to reserve the tour. The balance must be paid when the group arrives at the Oakland Cemetery Visitors Center and Museum Shop to check in for the tour. Small tour groups (total ticket amount is less than $60) will not owe a balance and the deposit will cover the cost of the tour.
Group Size
There is no minimum number of people for tour groups. If a group has more than 25 people, we recommend that the group split up between multiple guides. There is no additional charge for multiple guides.

Tour Length

Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oak Hill and early Birmingham tour (90 min.)
Special Topic Tours (75 min.)

Scheduling

Please note that during peak tour seasons in spring and fall, tours must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to your desired tour date. Tours can be scheduled any day and time, except when Oakland Cemetery is closed for a special event. Tours must begin at least 90 minutes before sunset.
Inclement Weather
Tours will take place in light rain or shine. In cases of heavy rain, inclement weather, or unsafe conditions, the education manager will contact groups to reschedule the tour for a later date. Tour groups can also request to reschedule the tour.
All ticket holders will enjoy a 10 percent discount on items in the Museum Shop.

GROUP SIZE

No miminum number of people for tour groups. Additional guides will be available for larger groups at no additional charge

Scheduling

Please note that during peak tour seasons in spring and fall, tours must be scheduled at least three weeks before your desired tour date. Tours can be scheduled any day and time, except when Oak Hill  Cemetery closes for a special event. Tours must begin at least 90 minutes before sunset.

Re-scheduling

There are times and occasions when due to severe weather events must be re-scheduled. Oak Hill Memorial Association will work in such cases with the group to find a suitable alternative date and time.

Parties and Celebrations

The Pioneer Memorial Chapel may be available for a reception or a party in connection with the tour at an additional cost.

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Self-Guided Tours

Oak Hill Cemetery is open to the public for self-guided touring from sunrise to sunset every day of the week. Stop by our tour center for general information to help you get the most out of your self-guided tour.

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

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