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Voices from the Grave
October 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$12 – $15
The Springfield Preservation Trust’s 9th historic cemetery tour, “Voices from the Grave” will take place at Springfield Cemetery on Sunday, October 16, 2022. On October 16, groups led by docents will visit graves of interesting cemetery residents where costumed interpreters will speak about that person. Hour-long walking tours will depart every fifteen minutes starting at 1:00PM at Springfield Cemetery, 171 Maple Street. The last tour will be at 2:00 PM. Members of Trust will purchase a ticket for $12, and non-members will purchase a ticket for $15. Please buy online tickets here Voices From The Grave: Cemetery tours 2022 – Springfield Preservation Trust as available till October 15. Then if any spots are available on October 16 it is first come first serve at Springfield Cemetery.
This year we are concentrating our efforts in the area of the cemetery that has some of the oldest graves. The graves along Pine Street (many with monuments carved in brownstone) were originally located downtown, between the Old First Church and the Connecticut River. Railroad construction in that area required the removal of over 500 graves to the new cemetery off of Maple Street.