Experience hosted by Linda
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English
What you'll do
Cemeteries are filled with stories! Pilgrim Home Cemetery has thousands of them! Sadly, without a guide, you can only read names and dates. But there's so much more! On this 90-minute walking tour through this historic graveyard, you will learn about Holland history from the very beginning to recent days. Come hear about Holland's founder, key players, heroes and heartaches. You'll even see a meteorite gravestone! And a Dutch treat will be provided for each guest.
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I love Holland and enjoy telling others about this vibrant town and its rich history. I have been actively studying Holland's history for several years, but I've been absorbing it my whole adult life, having moved here to attend Hope College. I've been leading tours of downtown Holland for several years. My parents immigrated from the Netherlands and so I was raised in a Dutch home. So, I am familiar with Dutch culture on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Where you'll be
Pilgrim Home Cemetery was established the same year that Holland, Michigan began--1847. It is filled with so much history and intriguing stories! In this 90-minute tour, guests will learn about some of the most notable people who have made Pilgrim Home their final resting place. Our walk with cover many gravesites on the northside of the cemetery (north of 16th Street).
Things to know
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
What to bring
Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes. A hat, umbrella or sunscreen may be desired (weather dependent).