Oakwood has inspired generations of North Carolinians for over 150 years as a place of peaceful respite. Now is the time to share your inspiration, in the form of a poem, for our first ever Poetry Contest! We are excited to bring you this unique opportunity, in collaboration with Raleigh's S0 & So Books and [...]
At Oakwood Cemetery, we want to create a unique and collective exhibition inspired by the changes that have occurred over the past year, affecting how we mourn our loved ones and experience loss. To achieve this, we have created The Grove of Remembrance starting July 12, a place where you can write down your fondest [...]
On July 31st, Historic Oakwood Cemetery will be hosting an event to bring people together to celebrate the lives and memories of their departed loved ones. Guests are invited to participate in the Grove of Remembrance, a place where families and individuals can inscribe a ribbon with the name and memories of their loved one [...]
Due to low numbers, trivia for tonight has been cancelled. Be on the look out for future dates! Join us for our second installment of Oakwood After Hours Trivia! Brush up on your Raleigh and Oakwood Cemetery history and join us for a one of a kind event in our front field on Wed August [...]
Please join us at Historic Oakwood Cemetery for a Bird Walk on August 21st. In partnership with Marti Kane, Wake Audubon Society Education Committee member, you will have the opportunity to observe many of the cemetery’s feathered friends such as bluejays, robins, woodpeckers, mourning doves, mockingbirds, hawks, and possibly some migratory flocks of neotropical species. [...]
On Sunday, September 12th, Historic Oakwood will be hosting a memorial event for those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. Guests are invited to participate in the Grove of Remembrance, a place where families and individuals can inscribe a ribbon with the name and memories of their loved one and tie it to the [...]
Burning Coal Returns to Oakwood Cemetery Watch this space for more information! But we are excited to announce that Burning Coal Theatre will be back with original plays based on some of the interesting people who rest here. Tickets will be available this fall through Burning Coal. More information will be provided as we [...]
You are invited to participate in a workshop led by our Photographer-in-Residence, Michael Palko. Whether you call these creations foraged art, nature mandalas, morning altars, or Earth art, Michael, inspired by Day Schildkret, author of Morning Altars, will share what he’s learned about finding beauty, change and letting go through this practice. Over the course [...]
Think you know ALL about Historic Oakwood Cemetery? Here's your chance to test your knowledge and support Wreaths Across America! Join the fun! For $15 you can not only participate in a fun family holiday activity, but you can support Oakwood Cemetery's Wreaths Across America efforts. Your participation fee will go to sponsoring a [...]
Looking for a way to honor our veterans? Consider sponsoring a wreath (or 2) for Oakwood's Wreaths Across America Service. The more wreaths sponsored, the more veterans we can honor. To sponsor a wreath at Oakwood Cemetery: https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/19204/Overview/?relatedId=16689 (the above option provides the cemetery with additional wreaths to help us hit our goal) or [...]
Join us at Historic Oakwood Cemetery at 12 noon for a brief, music filled, ceremony to honor our veterans. Following the ceremony, all present will be asked to volunteer to place a wreath (or two) on the graves of veterans buried throughout Oakwood. Parking will be inside the Cemetery on our roads. Please consider sponsoring [...]
In honor of the Christmas holiday, the Cemetery's office is closed on Friday, December 24. Our grounds remain open for visitors 7 days week, 365 days a year.
If you love walking through Oakwood Cemetery and enjoy the sights and sounds that surround you, this event is for you! About this event You are invited to participate in a workshop led by our Photographer-in-Residence, Michael Palko. Whether you call these creations foraged art, nature mandalas, morning altars, or Earth art, Michael, inspired by [...]
Join us to celebrate Women's History Month for a fascinating tour about the lives and deaths of some of the women who rest here at Oakwood Cemetery! Cemetery Director Robin Simonton will lead this tour, walking you through the cemetery to learn about inspiring women of yesterday and today. Tours are free, $10 donations per [...]
Join the Raleigh Moravian Church here at Oakwood Cemetery on Easter Sunday Morning at 6:45 for their first Sunrise Service in 2 years! Simply drive in the front gate, follow the event signs for parking, and enjoy this beautiful tradition that we've missed so much! This event is free and open to the public.