Burning Coal Theatre At Oakwood Cemetery

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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 [...]

Life Lessons through Impermanent Art

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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 [...]

Thank a Veteran Family/Friend Scavenger Hunt

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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 [...]

Deadline to Sponsor Wreaths

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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 [...]

Wreaths Across America Day

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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 [...]

Office Closed

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.  

Life Lessons Through Impermanent Art

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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 [...]

Strong Women = Strong World

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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 [...]

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Easter Sunrise Service

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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.

Retirement Reception for “Wink” Batts

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

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 robin@historicoakwood.com