If you love macabre and interesting topics of history, this is the thing for you :)
Stroll into the sunset of historic Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, established in 1853. This year’s tour reveals the west side of Norfolk’s most picturesque cemetery.
Come join local historian Joshua Weinstein for educational guided walking tours of this beautiful garden cemetery and learn what it meant to die and mourn in Victorian-era America.
Tours are every Final Friday of the month, April through September.
Tour dates: 4-24, 5-29, 6-26, 7-31, 8-28, 9-25
April through July tours run from 7 p.m. to 8:30
August and September tours run 6 pm. to 7:30
The tours are educational as well as entertaining, and those who attend should expect to:
-Discuss the macabre burial practices and mourning rituals of the Victorian-era
-Visit the heroes of the 1855 yellow fever epidemic.
-Learn about the fraternal organizations that served as cornerstones of 19th century society.
-See the final resting places of stalwart Confederate
-Hear the tragic stories that inspired unforgettable memorial art
***No tickets or RSVP required***$5 suggested donation***Bring comfortable walking shoes***Families welcome***