Historic Maplewood Cemetery Tours
Sun. Nov. 1 @ 10am & 12:30pm
Sat. Nov. 7 @ 10am & 12:30pm
Sun. Nov. 8 @ 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 & 12:30pm
When: Sun. Nov. 8 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.
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.
- limited to ten (15) people per tour walk
- facemasks required
- and social distancing will be practiced.