For two weekends in October, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, Historic Ithaca is offering guided tours of the Ithaca City Cemetery. Learn about the historic site’s evolution from village burying ground to Victorian garden of the dead. Enjoy the sweeping views and champion trees that make the cemetery a favorite spot for the living, while getting to know the famous and infamous residents and the stories they have to tell.
As always, cider and donuts will be served. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as the tour will take place rain, shine, or snow. Tours last approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
The tour begins and ends at the downhill, University Avenue entrance to the Ithaca City Cemetery. Parking is available along Linn Street, University Avenue, and Stewart Avenue.
All tours begin at 11:00 AM and end at approximately 12:15 PM, except for the Saturday, October 26 tour, which begins at 1:00 PM.