[Summit] Cemetery tour Saturday

Erik Christiansen ebchrist at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 07:55:32 CDT 2017

Event held presented by The Friends of the North Burial Ground & Randall
Park, with support from the Providence Parks Department and the North
Burial Ground Project at Rhode Island College.

Evening Cemetery Tour – A Walk Into the Past

Ghost enthusiasts, cemetery enthusiasts, and those who love history will
enjoy a free Ghost Walk through Providence’s North Burial Ground on
Saturday, October 28. Presented by the Friends of the North Burial Ground,
with support from the Providence Parks Department and the North Burial
Ground Project at Rhode Island College, the theatrical and historical event
will take place from 4-7 pm.

The organizers suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing a
flashlight, since the cemetery gets quite dark after sunset. Light
Halloween snacks will be served.

Small group tours of approximately one hour in length will begin at about
4:30 pm, and will depart every 15 minutes or so, with the last tour leaving
at about 5:45 pm. Your tour guide will lead you by lantern light on a walk
from grave to grave at dusk and you’ll listen to stories of the lives (some
long, some short!) and deaths (some natural, some violent!) of a number of
residents of the cemetery.

You’ll hear from costumed re-enactors about murder, lost love, and young
men at war and at sea, far from home. If you attended this event last year,
you’ll be pleased to know that a few old favorites from last year will be
joined by a number of new characters—we continue to “unearth” new stories!
The tour content and themes are aimed at an adult audience. Families,
however, are welcome on the tour, using their own judgment as to whether
the content and setting are appropriate for their children.

The gathering place will be in the portion of the cemetery known as Randall
Park, near the intersection of Rochambeau Ave. and North Main St. You may
park along North Main St., and enter through the Rochambeau gate, or enter
the cemetery through its main gate at the intersection of North Main St.
and Branch Ave. and park where directed.

Erik Christiansen
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