Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation shares the art, history and natural beauty of Cedar Hill through a wide variety of creative programming.
Birdwatching for Beginners – Lecture
The Grotesque 10: Collegiate Architectural Sculpture Lecture
Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour
Civil War POWs
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Mark Twain’s Companions & Cohorts
Arts & Letters
Popular Cedar Hill Programs
Angels Among Us
Most angels found in American cemeteries are rooted in Christian lore. Although there are references to angels in the Bible, there are no physical descriptions included in the text. Earliest depictions on sarcophagi portray angels as young men.
Stories in Stone
The Stories in Stone walking tour highlights popular monument styles found in 19th-century cemeteries such as Cedar Hill.
Lest We Forget
This walking tour explores the fearsome infectious diseases that afflicted Cedar Hill families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
When Disaster Strikes
The walking tour highlights local and national disasters as seen through the eyes of Cedar Hill residents.
A Monumental Man
James Batterson played a key role in the establishment of Cedar Hill. Monuments attributed to his prolific company are scattered throughout the cemetery.
Arts & Letters
Learn about some of Cedar Hill's most distinguished artists, authors, and actors.
Discover the history and beauty of Cedar Hill Cemetery on this tour showcasing some of its most celebrated residents and renowned monuments.
Hallowed History Lantern Tour
History comes alive on a lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill. Character actors share tantalizing true stories of some of the cemetery’s notable and not-so-notable residents.
Barnstormers & Aviators
This walking tour highlights Connecticut’s role in aviation history through the stories of stunt flyers, aviation innovators, and early supporters of winged flight.
Sam & Elizabeth’s World
Elizabeth Colt erected the first major monument at Cedar Hill. The tour introduces you to Colt family members as well as friends and associates of the influential couple.