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 at the links below.
The tours take place at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on each of these days:
- Saturday, June 12th, 2021
- Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Historic Maplewood Cemetery is at 815 Kent Street, Durham.
These tours, led by knowledgeable guides, will:
- be limited to just ten (10) people
- require face masks
- practice social distancing
Tour-goers must register and pay in advance on-line.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.
Please Note the Rules:
- 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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