Since 1892, Oakland Cemetery has been the permanent resting place of some of Dallas’ most colorful characters. Learn their stories during this unique tour that includes character performances, amidst some of the finest funeral statuary to be found anywhere. Tales may feature well know politicians; educators, doctors and lawyers; business owners and bankers; world-famous clergy; a Civil War general (one of only two in Dallas County); land developers (Highland Park, for example); the first president of the Shakespeare Club (for 52 years!); a renowned millionaire eccentric; and a tragic victim of police brutality, to mention just a few of its 35,000+ graves.
The entrance to Oakland Cemetery is on the east side of Malcolm X, between MLK and Pine, in the 3900 block. Tour attendees will park inside the cemetery around the circle that features a very tall obelisk (which is straight ahead after entering the cemetery).
This is a walking tour only. Participants will meet at the designated cemetery for the tour.
Guide: Paul McLin (lead guide) and Costumed Characters
In partnership with Dallas Heritage Village