Tours available at noon and 1:00 pm. No reservations required. You should call ahead in case of inclement weather.
Who was James "Whispering" Smith and what do Julia Roberts, Dorothy Shay (The Park Avenue Hillbilly) and an Atlanta mayor have in common? Come find out as the Buckhead Heritage Society hosts two free tours of Harmony Grove Cemetery. Founded in 1870, the cemetery stands as a reminder of Buckhead's origins as a rural farming community and helps tell the story of Buckhead's religious and ethnic heritage. Abandoned and neglected for decades, the cemetery has recently found new life as a historic attraction and green space in Buckhead due to the efforts of Buckhead Heritage, which began restoring the cemetery in 2006.
Harmony Grove Cemetery is located at the southwest corner of West Paces Ferry and Chatham Roads. Ample street parking is available along Chatham Road adjacent to the cemetery.