Explore Hamilton’s rich history while walking through some of the oldest cemeteries


Published September 25, 2023 at 4:48 pm

Courtesy: City of Hamilton

For those seeking to delve into history, this walk-through cemetery experience will give attendees a closer look at Hamilton’s historic cemeteries.

Cemetery Chronicles – Historic Walking Tours by the City of Hamilton is a journey through time and culture, that takes attendees through the city’s Municipal Cemeteries that are living records of culture and social history.

The headstones in these hallowed grounds are storytellers in stone. They summarize lives of remarkable longevity and remind us of lives tragically cut short.

Many of Hamilton’s most colourful characters and significant historical events find their eternal home within these cemeteries.

Guided by experts, these tours will lead attendees through the cemetaries , stopping at the gravesites of Hamilton’s most prominent and intriguing historical figures.

While talking about the architectural styles and cultural significance of the cemetery’s monuments, mausoleums, and statuary.

Furthermore, they will share the history of the cemetery itself, which mirrors the evolution of the city it serves.

The Cemetery Chronicles tours are meticulously researched, ensuring historical accuracy, according to the city’s website.

The tours kick off at the Cemetery Gatehouse, located at Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Blvd.

These historical walking tours are free and accessible to all. For more information on these walks, head to the city’s website.

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