Fall Historic Maplewood Cemetery Walk| November 2020

Halloween Themed

Historic Maplewood Cemetery Tours 

Sun. Nov. 1 @ 10am & 12:30pm

Sat. Nov. 7 @ 10am

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 and grave art and architecture. All this in what is perhaps Durham’s loveliest urban open space.
 
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When: Sun. Nov. 1 at 10am & 12:30pm 
When: Sat. Nov. 7 at 10am
Where: 815 Kent Street, Durham, NC (near Corner of Kent & Morehead Ave)
Historic Maplewood Cemetery (Kent Street Entrance)
Non-Members Cost: $12/person ($15.06 incl. fees & taxes)
Current Members Cost: Free! (membership status will be verified)
Tour Duration: 1hr 30 minutes to 2 hrs
 
Must pay in advance! No cash.
 

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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.

Take Note...

  • limited to ten (15) people per tour walk
  • facemasks required
  • and social distancing will be practiced.

Rules & Guidelines

  • Be on time.
  • Meet at the Kent Street entrance.
  • Look for the Preservation Durham banner.
  • Must bring and wear your own masks.
  • Hand sanitizer and cold bottled water available.

Recommendations

  • 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.”