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 [...]
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.
Drop in on Saturday, April 23 between 1 and 3pm to wish our beloved foreman, Charles "Wink" Batts farewell! Wink retired in Dec of 2021 and we are now able to fully celebrate his dedication to Oakwood. Please RSVP by 4/15 so we can have an accurate count of guests. RSVP to email@example.com
Join us on Monday May 30 at 4pm for the return of Oakwood Cemetery's Memorial Day Service at our Field of Honor! We are so excited so bring this tradition back to the Cemetery. Our keynote speaker will be Major Robert Tuttle, Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg. Music will be provided by 2d Marine [...]
Join us for our FIRST First Friday since 2019! Sign up and join us at 6:30 to go on a guided tour of Historic Oakwood Cemetery. The sun will begin to lower-- and Oakwood comes alive with it's history! Suggested donation: $10 per person Please wear closed toed walking shoes and bring a bottle of [...]
Join us for our First Friday Tours! Sign up and join us at 6:30 to go on a guided tour of Historic Oakwood Cemetery. The sun will begin to lower– and Oakwood comes alive with it’s history! Suggested donation: $10 per person Please wear closed toed walking shoes and bring a bottle of water! This [...]