Preservation Durham is offering special tours of Historic Maplewood Cemetery and other areas in Durham. You may also be interested in Preservation Durham’s free Saturday morning walking tours and biking tours, which are offered on a weekly basis through much of the year.
Halloween Maplewood Cemetery Tours
Halloween in Maplewood
Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 10:00am, 11:45 am, 1:30pm
Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 1:00pm, 2:45pm
Historic Maplewood Cemetery is at 815 Kent Street, Durham.
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.
Maplewood was created in the early 1870s 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. Enjoy the peace and solemnity of one of the city’s great historic treasures.
More Walking Tours in the Triangle
Check out our list of FREE walking tours in the Triangle, or look at a few upcoming walking tours here: