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history walk

Victorian Cemetery Symbols and Secrets

history walk

Victorian Cemetery Symbols and Secrets

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 20 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Victorian Cemetery Symbols and Secrets

history walk

Victorian Cemetery Symbols and Secrets

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 20 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Look closely at the markings in an older cemetery, and you might notice a common theme of doves and lambs engraved on many of the tombstones. Listen closely during this walking tour of Columbia Cemetery, and you might find out why. We will tour the cemetery where you'll learn about the Victorian-era resting place's fascinating and complex history. We’ll also hear about why most grave markers point to the East, how to “read” the clues and patterns found on the headstones, and more about decoding these memorials to the dead. This tour is in partnership with Museum of Boulder.

Your host

Learn more about Crystal

Crystal

Hi. I'm Crystal, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I have a variety of interests and find experts to guide these tours. I run these tours as a side hobby so I can explore and bring people with me. For this event, I’ll be partnering with Mary Reilly-McNellan, retired cemetery preservation manager.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

Selected by Atlas Obscura

This experience is offered directly by a member of the Atlas Obscura community and has been selected by Atlas Obscura.

Founded in 2009, Atlas Obscura is a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods. Community members also host their own experiences, providing special access to the world’s hidden wonders, local marvels, and gastronomical wonders.

Where you'll be

Situated on 10.5 acres at Ninth and Pleasant Streets, the cemetery is a virtual "Who's Who" of early Boulder—a historic, cultural, and artistic resource containing the remains of many of the city’s founders and pioneers.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 20 guests ages 11 and up can attend.

More tips

Street parking near the cemetery. Please come prepared with weather-appropriate clothing, a water bottle, and comfortable shoes. This walk will take place rain or shine.

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Crystal
Victorian Cemetery Symbols and Secrets
New experience
$20/person
New experience
$20/person