Norfolk Cemetery Tours

Learn about the hidden meanings of Victorian symbols and how they signify Victorian mourning rituals. In addition, discover what secret societies helped shape Norfolk. Led by tour guide, Shannon Stafford. No RSVP necessary, but a $5 suggested donation will help conservation efforts in the City of Norfolk Cemeteries. Tours are weather permitting. Tour cancellations will be posted on the NSCC Event Facebook page.

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Learn about the hidden meanings of Victorian symbols and how they signify Victorian mourning rituals. In addition, discover what secret societies helped shape Norfolk. Led by tour guide, Shannon Stafford. No RSVP necessary, but a $5 suggested donation will help conservation efforts in the City of Norfolk Cemeteries. Tours are weather permitting. Tour cancellations will be posted on the NSCC Event Facebook page.

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Learn about the history of the city’s oldest municipal cemetery which was established in 1825 including why it is located where it is and why it was established. Learn about the burial practices of the period including the construction of family vaults found there, and about the leading citizens of Norfolk buried there. Led by tour guide, Mike Frost. No RSVP necessary, but a $5 suggested donation will help conservation efforts in the City of Norfolk Cemeteries. Tours are weather permitting. Tour cancellations will be posted on the NSCC Event Facebook page.

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Norfolk's rich history lives forever in the lush, park-like grounds of Victorian-era Elmwood Cemetery! Join us for a walking tour of this historic cemetery, led by tour guide Shannon Stafford. The Norfolk Notables Tour focuses on the distinguished founders and illustrious citizens of Norfolk laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, a Nationally Registered Historic Place. No RSVP necessary, but a $5 suggested donation will help conservation efforts in the City of Norfolk Cemeteries. Tour cancellations will be posted on the NSCC Event Facebook page.

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The Victorian-era was a strange time to live in America... and a strange time to die. Join us for a walking tour of historic Elmwood Cemetery, led by tour guide, Shannon Stafford. This tour will focus on local disasters, disappearances, diseases, crime and more! Join us for an evening that will reveal what lies hidden within the cemetery. Come explore the park-like grounds of Elmwood as we discuss that era's macabre obsession with death and dying. No RSVP necessary, but a $5 suggested donation will help conservation efforts in the City of Norfolk Cemeteries. Tours are weather permitting. Tour cancellations will be posted on the NSCC Event Facebook page.

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What enigmas lay at rest amidst the grounds of Cedar Grove, Virginia's oldest public cemetery? Tales of bizarre deaths that lay deep within span the last 200 years. Join tour guide, Shannon Stafford and spend an autumn afternoon exploring these long-lost stories. Suggested donation of $5.

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Join local historian Robert Hitchings and discover Norfolk's link to the world's most notorious murderers. Resurrect long forgotten tales of crime and chaos and learn where bodies are buried. Explore hauntingly beautiful memorial art and architecture. Material may not be suitable for children under the age of 12. Suggested donation of $5.

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For more Cemetery Tour information, contact:

Diana Ramsey
President, Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation
Phone: 757-619-0540 Email: director@norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org