Traverse Area Historical Society Oakwood Cemetery Halloween Walking Tours

  • Dates: October 27, 2019 - October 28, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Oakwood Cemetery
  • Across from the Fire Station, 1313 Eighth Street
  • Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Time: October 27: 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM; October 28: 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free; donations accepted
  • About

    Halloween is right around the corner. What better time to join local historians for a fascinating glimpse into the history of Traverse City and its people? You'll see the graves of Traverse City founding father, Perry Hannah; Civil War veterans (including the grave of a Confederate soldier); historic Jewish and Catholic sections and the final resting place of many who lived out their lives at the Traverse City State Hospital.

    Tours meet at the main entrance of Oakwood Cemetery off of Eighth Street, directly across from the intersection of Fair and Eighth Streets. This tour covers a distance of about 1.5 miles on uneven surfaces over 90 minutes, so please consider if this tour is appropriate for your mobility and stamina! While kid-friendly, some children have difficulty staying interested for the duration of the tour -- you are the best judge of the appropriateness of this tour for any children in your group!