Williamsburg Cemetery Tour
Check out this beautiful Cemetery tour where you will have 90 minutes of fun when you embark on this adventure. Meet your professional guide in front of the Colonial Courthouse on Duke of Gloucester Street where you will then head off to explore three historical cemeteries in Williamsburg Virginia including:
The Peyton Randolph House- The oldest portion of the house dates back to 1715 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973 as the home of Peyton Randolph who was the first President of the Continental Congress.
The Bruton Parish Church Cemetery- The church was constructed in 1683 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970 for an example of colonial religious architecture. There are 17th-century graves located on the property and no one knows how many graves it contains, or the oldest grave. It served as a hospital during the Civil War, and was used as a burial site for more than 100 confederate soliders. Many of the earlier burials are unmarked. This cemetery holds a lot of history within to learn about.
The Galt Family Cemetery- This cemetery holds the remains of members of the Galt family who were linked to the Eastern State Hospital. The graves range from 1773 to 1866. There are no markers or gravestones marking the graves and the cemetery is enclosed by a brick wall around the cemetery.
Not only are cemeteries a place for loved ones to mourn someone, but cemeteries also have the ability to bring history both old and new and be put into a single moment as we look over our history in a unique way. Most cemeteries are some of the oldest written history and can give you an insight of how people lived in the past and what struggles they went through during the era they lived. Not only do you learn about new and interesting people but it gives you an attachment feeling to the people and a sense of grounding with a new way to look into the past.
- What is included in the admission price?
Includes the cemetery walking tour.
- Is there any walking involved?
- Approximately how long does the Williamsburg Cemetery Tour last?
It lasts approximately 90 minutes.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Where does the Williamsburg Cemetery Tour depart from?
In front of the Colonial Courthouse at 101 W Duke of Gloucester St
- What sights will actually be visited while on the Williamsburg Cemetery Tour?
The Peyton Randolph House, Bruton Parish Cemetery, and The Galt Family Cemetery.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Williamsburg Cemetery Tour?
Photography is allowed but no audio or video recording.
- Is the Williamsburg Cemetery Tour handicap accessible?