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

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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