UPDATED: The event is now sold out, as of October 24, with more than 100 attendees.
FRAMINGHAM – A spooky Halloween tradition that began at the Old Burying Ground has moved to a beautiful “garden cemetery” modeled after Mount Auburn in Cambridge.
The Framingham History Center for the first time will host a historic walking tour at Edgell Grove Cemetery on Saturday, October 28. In previous year’s the center’s volunteers have hosted a tour at the Old Burying Ground on Main Street.
Attendees will hear from Mary Eames who was the first person interred at Edgell Grove; mapmaker—Warren Nixon; General George Gordon and his wife Lizzie; historian, Josiah Temple, and a Revolutionary War soldier who died of smallpox and was reinterred in the soldier’s lot before developers destroyed his original grave behind Framingham’s “pest house.” There are others who are waiting to tell you their tales, but we don’t want to spoil their surprise!
The tour content is most suited for ages 8+ and it is suggested to wear appropriate footwear for hilly terrain.
The tour starts at 4 p.m. at 53 Grove Street in Framingham.
There will be refreshments following the tour at Plymouth Church.
Tickets are $10 for Framingham History Center members, $15 for non-members, $20 per family, and $5 for ages 8-18.
The rain date is Sunday, November 5.
Purchase tickets or mail checks to FHC P.O. Box 2032, Framingham, MA 01703.
Tickets may be purchased on the day of event if we haven’t sold out. Call 508-626-9091 if you have questions.