Preservation Durham is offering tours of Historic Maplewood Cemetery on Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th, 2019, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
The cost is $10.
Use the address 1311 Morehead Avenue, Durham. Please park and enter near the Kent Street gate entrance located near 1st Calvary Baptist Church (Kent Street and Morehead Ave area.)
The tour of Old Maplewood cemetery is divided into two parts – one on the east side of Kent Street and the other on the west. The tours operate in a continuous loop. Join either part where you find it and follow it around. They are organized in three continuous repeating loops.
Arrive any time before 3 p.m. and join a tour loop in progress. Come early and join more than one loop for the price of one.
Tour goers will learn about Durham history, Durham people of all walks of life, tombstones and grave architecture.
Wear sensible walking shoes and, if it is sunny, wear sunscreen.
Preservation Durham will provide water, but there are no bathroom facilities.
Maplewood Cemetery is perhaps the only major place intimately involved with the City of Durham that has survived essentially intact from Durham’s earliest days to the present.
Preservation Durham also offers free walking tours of Downtown Durham the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday of every month from April to November, and a free “murals by bike” tour the first Saturday. Learn more about these walking and bike tours.