Meet the people behind some of greater Hartford’s remarkable parks and private estates. Debbie Alter introduces you to the designer of Bushnell Park, the family behind Wickham Park, the capital city’s leading champion of green space, and more on this new tour of Cedar Hill.
John Kehoe leads this walk featuring the cemetery's rare and notable trees. The tour, through the ornamental foreground and historic memorial sections, will highlight trees such as the beautiful European Weeping Beech, the unusual (for the Northeast) Umbrella Magnolia, and the Huss Hemlock named for a resident of Cedar Hill.
Learn about monument styles often found in 19th-century cemeteries such as 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.
Mayhem, murder, and the hazards of everyday life are the subjects of this tour led by Evelyn Bollert. Transportation with a mind of its own, constricting corsets, exploding boilers, odorless gases, melancholia, mysticism, mysteries and more.
While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford companions and cohorts are interred at Cedar Hill. Learn about Twain's life and his many Nook Farm friends, neighbors, and colleagues during this tour led by Steve Courtney.
Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia, an Academy-award winning actress, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice.
Enjoy an evening of music with the Streetlight Shakers, a piano-driven rock band dedicated to creating a vintage sound for the modern era.
Learn about transportation history, including planes, trains, and automobiles, through the stories of Cedar Hill residents. Meet a famed barnstormer, pioneering train engineer, early auto enthusiast, railroad tycoon and more.
Discover the history and beauty of Cedar Hill on this tour showcasing some of its most celebrated residents and renowned monuments. Highlights include General Griffin Stedman, Gilbert Heublein, John Pierpont Morgan, and Katharine Hepburn.
Learn about local and national disasters through the eyes of Cedar Hill residents on this tour of the historic cemetery. Stories include the Titanic sinking, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Fales & Gray Explosion (1854), Norwalk Train Wreck (1853), 1911 Heat Wave, Hartford Circus Fire (1944), and the 1938 Hurricane.
Learn about the architecture and owners of Cedar Hill's magnificent private mausoleums on this tour of the historic cemetery.