We’re heading back to one of our favorite (and most requested) locations—Westview Cemetery!
Founded in 1884, Westview Cemetery is the largest civilian cemetery in the South and is the final resting place to several famous Atlantans, including Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler and Mayor William Hartsfield. With more than 580 acres, Westview is actively growing in terms of "new residents."
Join the party at Westview's Abbey. Constructed in 1943, the Abbey includes a chapel and mausoleum containing 11,000+ thousand entombments. Stepping through the Abbey’s doors is like stepping into 18th century Europe! The Romanesque chapel is shockingly beautiful with ornate stone detailing, 27 stained glass panels, and intricate vaulting.
We'll have music, a costume contest, history, and more! Arriving early? The first 100 guests through the doors will receive a special prize.
Be aware! The cemetery can get dark at night and parking is limited. We encourage folks to carpool and use ride share. Parking attendants will be onsite to direct drivers.
As always, Party with the Past is free—just RSVP so we know how many ghouls to expect. Food and drink will be available to purchase.
Party With the Past is a FREE program connecting young ATLiens to the historic locations around them (and the cold brews they crave). Come explore Atlanta's past and build a stronger community for the future.