Cemetery Tour

 

Washington’s Odd Fellows Lodge, in conjunction with the Washington Historical Society, will have their annual tour of Wildey Odd Fellows Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m.

 

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the historical society museum, Downtown Post Office or at the gate the night of the tour. Advance tickets are $8 per person or $10 per person the night of the tour. will be available starting at 5 p.m. for no additional cost. Children under the age of 12 may attend for free.

 

Food will be available starting at 5 p.m. for no additional cost. The tour features costumed characters portraying some of the more interesting decedents buried at the cemetery, and is strictly historical in nature. This year’s tour will feature several new characters.

Attendees are requested to bring flashlights and dress comfortably. For questions, call Marc Houseman at the Washington Historical Society at 636-239-0280.

 

Each autumn around Halloween, the Historical Society teams up with the caretakers of the Wildey Odd Fellows Cemetery for a cemetery tour.  Established in 1865, the cemetery contains over 1200 graves and many elaborate monuments. 

During the tour, costumed individuals "rise" from the graves to tell about their lives in Washington.  From 10 to 15 former residents are portrayed each year with the "cast of residents" changing each year. Each talk is about five minutes in length.

A small fee is charged for the tour which helps cover maintenance costs of the cemetery.  The tour is held in late October.  Please view the events calendar for the actual date.  Questions about the tour, and advanced tickets, may be directed to the Historical Society Museum, 636-239-0280.

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