'Hundreds of people drive past Elmwood Cemetery every day without realizing what a historic treasure it is,' says Sarah Blackwell, HCF's director of programs. 'We hope you will join us for a tour of this beautiful cemetery and discover the incredible stories of life, love and valor Elmwood offers!'
Historic Columbia Foundation offers guest two tour options: Secrets from the Grave Iconography tour at 7:30 pm or Moonlight Cemetery Tours at 8 or 8:30 pm.
The Secrets from the Grave tour starts before dark to study the iconography symbols found on the cemetery's markers and headstones. The Moonlight Cemetery Tours are led by a costumed guide and include narrative about the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia's 19th and 20th centuries.
Tickets are $10 for general admission adults, $5 for general admission youth (17 and under), $5 for HCF member adults and $3 for HCF member youth. Purchase tickets online.
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