Fall Halloween Maplewood Cemetery Historic Walks
Enjoy the fall weather and join us for a Halloween themed historic walking tour through Maplewood Cemetery.
About this event
Celebrate Durham history and Halloween with a guided tour of Durham’s famous Old Maplewood Cemetery. Preservation Durham tour guides will take small groups around the cemetery pausing here and there to tell stories of triumph and tragedy, joy and sorrow, wealth and poverty, lives long and short. We will talk about war, disease, and maybe even a murder mystery. Learn about funerary traditions, grave art and architecture. All this in what is perhaps Durham’s loveliest urban open space. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-halloween-maplewood-cemetery-historic-walks-tickets-422780737567 to reserve your ticket today!
Tours Start at 9 am and 11 am (last approximately 90 minutes)
Cost: $12/person ($15.06 incl fees + taxes); Free to PD members (membership status will be verified)
Become a member by joining on www.preservationdurham.org/join-us/donate
Tour-goers must register and pay in advance on-line.
Maplewood was created in 1872 as Durham’s very first public amenity. The cemetery is Durham’s very first public space and its very first planned space. It is a garden of memories and our oldest repository of public art. In Maplewood are buried captains of industry, famous educators, great philanthropists, and ordinary people. In the cemetery are reposed the origins of many Durham legends and icons. There are stories of war and disease and the struggle against both. There are stories of love and of prejudice, of triumph and tragedy. Learn about funerary customs and grave architecture. Enjoy the peace and solemnity of one of the city’s great historic treasures.
• Be on time.
• Meet at the Kent Street entrance.
• Look for the Preservation Durham banner.
• Wear sensible shoes and comfortable clothing.
• There are no public bathrooms so people should remember what mom said, “go before you get in the car.”