The annual Historic Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour will take place Saturday, May 12th, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Wake Forest Cemetery, 400 N. White Street. It’s a self-guided tour, aided by an app or a handout.
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board and the Town of Wake Forest, the annual Cemetery Walking Tour offers unique insight into the lives of Wake Forest residents from generations past.
Docents will be stationed at various family plots throughout the cemetery to share interesting stories about specific gravesites, as well as small artifacts and photographs of loved ones bearing their ancestral names.
Representatives of the Wake Forest Junior ROTC, under the direction of Colonel Dimitri Belmont, will appear as color guard in the opening ceremony. The JROTC will also provide parking and other assistance.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children. This year there will be a special children’s hand-out highlighting interesting artifacts on the grounds. Designed for interaction between a child and their parents or accompanying adult, the photos and sites will help educate them about the historical significance of the cemetery as they locate significant places during the self-guided tour.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available within the cemetery grounds.
In the event of rain, the tour may be rescheduled for Saturday, May 19.