Tours and Events

Twain Tour webCedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to discover the art, beauty, history and culture of Cedar Hill Cemetery’s park-like grounds by attending an upcoming tour or event. Most tours begin at the flagpole located at the end of the entrance drive unless otherwise noted.

2017 Tours & Events

AUGUST

Sunset Notables Tour
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 pm
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Discover the history and beauty of Cedar Hill Cemetery on this tour showcasing some of our most celebrated residents and renowned monuments. Stops include General Griffin Stedman, Gilbert Heublein, John Pierpont Morgan and Mark Howard. Participants will enjoy watching the sun set over Cedar Mountain during the walk.

Stories in Stone
Saturday, August 12, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Learn about monument styles often found in 19th-century cemeteries such as Hartford’s historic Cedar Hill. From the sarcophagus to the obelisk, Celtic cross, pyramid and more, Foundation Director Beverly Lucas will discuss the artistic and architectural design of the cemetery’s illustrious memorials.

Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour
Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice.

Movie Night: Featuring Katharine Hepburn in Stage Door
Thursday, August 24, 7:30 pm (Rain Date: Friday, August 25, 7:30 pm)
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Bring a blanket and your favorite candy for a movie under the stars at Cedar Hill Cemetery. In Stage Door (1937), Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers star as aspiring actresses who live in a rooming house filled with theatrical hopefuls. Get caught up in their ambitions, dreams and disappointments as they all try to make it on Broadway. The movie is held on the sprawling lawn between the community mausoleums – follow signs once you enter the cemetery.

Mushroom Walk
Saturday, August 26, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Join Joe Lenoce of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society in search of mushrooms at Cedar Hill Cemetery. During this educational hunt, Joe will discuss the basic types of fungi, where to find them and proper methods of collecting. After the walk, he will review documentation resources while identifying any fungi collected. Meet near the bridge along the entrance drive.

SEPTEMBER

Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Admission: $5.00 per person
Reservations Required – Call 860-956-3311
Explore Cedar Hill Cemetery while deciphering creative clues that direct you around the historic sections of the cemetery. Teams of up to four people each compete in the hunt. Once teams have collected all the clues, it’s time to solve the mystery. It’s a race to the finish, as prizes (and bragging rights) will be awarded to teams who solve the mystery the fastest.

Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour
Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice.

The Prosecution Rests
Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
From the assassination of President Garfield to the crimes that inspired the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, Patrick Haggerty shares intriguing stories of sensational trials, tragic crimes and even one unsolved mystery, all of which gripped the imagination of Connecticut residents.

OCTOBER
 
Cedar Hill’s Exceptional Women
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Grace Parks Mitchell leads this tour emphasizing the extraordinary accomplishments of some of Cedar Hill Cemetery’s most distinguished women including Virginia Thrall Smith, Elizabeth Jarvis Colt, Anne Tracy Morgan and Katharine Houghton Hepburn. Hartford’s Victorian era serves as a backdrop to demonstrate the enormity of their contributions to Connecticut and worldwide advancement.

Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour
Wednesday, October 18, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice.

Hallowed History Lantern Tour
Friday, October 27, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm 
Admission: $15.00; Reservations Required – Call 860-956-3311
History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill. Character actors share tantalizing true stories of some of our notable and not-so-notable residents. To ensure your participation in this tour, reservations are required for specific time slots. Book your reservations early by calling 860-956-3311. Please note: This tour may NOT be suitable for children under 13. Wear appropriate walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

 

 

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation would like to thank the

George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee
Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N. A., Trustee

for their support of the Foundation’s educational mission.

 

 

 

 

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