Preservation Durham is offering tours of Historic Maplewood Cemetery.
The tours are $12 (with fees that bring the total cost to $15.06), and free to Preservation Durham members.
They are likely to sell out, so don’t delay in reserving your ticket.
- Saturday, October 10th, 2020
- Sunday, October 11th, 2020
- Saturday, October 17th, 2020
- Sunday, October 18th, 2020
Historic Maplewood Cemetery is at 815 Kent Street, Durham.
- be limited to just ten (10) people
- require face masks
- practice social distancing
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.
- Must bring and wear your own masks.
- Hand sanitizer and cold bottled water available.
- Wear sensible shoes and comfortable clothing.
- It may be hot so bring…
- Bring sunglasses and hats because it might be hot
- Bring sunscreen
- Be advised that there are no public bathrooms
Also, check out a big list of free walking tours in the Triangle.
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