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Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tour Tickets on Sale NOW

By Historic Oakland Foundation Staff

Designed to enlighten rather than frighten, the Capturing the Spirit tours bring to life the stories of some of the cemetery’s notable residents and allow visitors to experience historic Oakland Cemetery after dark. 

A costumed docent guides attendees through the cemetery’s beautifully lit Victorian gardens where they will meet some of Oakland’s most notable residents. The evening also includes musical performances, drinks, and a pop-up shop. Guests are encouraged to arrive in costume to set the mood.

Tours will take place on the evenings of the following dates: Thursday, October 20 through Monday, October 24 (October 24 is VIP night), and Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30.

Visitors looking for Saturday night tickets are encouaged to check availability for tour times after 9:15pm.

Before you buy, please visit the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland event page at for more details and how-tos.

On Monday, October 24, Capturing the Spirit of Oakland VIP Night ticket holders will enjoy an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Capturing the Spirit of Oakland VIP Experience including a delicious three-course meal with drinks at nearby Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House. Guests will have the cemetery to themselves after dark as they enjoy a private Capturing the Spirit Halloween tour experience. Learn more at

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