In Lowell: Three Cemeteries to Tour This Fall

Fall Cemetery Tours are very popular! It’s a beautiful time of the year to be outdoors. Our Lowell cemeteries offer a tranquil setting to learn about the history of the city, the role our ancestors played, the various ethnic and religious cultures, “meet” some of Lowell’s legendary luminaries and observe a range of traditional cemetery art.

This fall cemetery aficionados  have the opportunity to take a tour of three Lowell cemeteries with an expert guide at the helm.

 Lowell Cemetery Tours:

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1 pm

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10 am

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 1 pm

Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10 am

All of these tours begin and end at the Knapp Avenue entrance which is just behind Shedd Park.  The tours take approximately 90 minutes and involve walking through the cemetery.  They take place rain or shine, are free, and require no advance registration. These tours are led by historian Dick Howe.

Annual St. Patrick Cemetery  Walking Tour  (1251 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA)

Saturday October 6, 2012

10:00 A.M. Hibernian Dedication Ceremony

10:30 A.M. Historical Walking Tour

Find out how the first generation of Irish pioneers lived and died. The tour is free of charge. Coffee and refreshments will be provided at 9:30 AM next to the office area at the main gate entrance. Historian Dave McKean will lead the tour.

A new offering on this cemetery tour schedule:

Edson Cemetery Walking Tour    (1375 Gorham Street)

Saturday October 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM     (Rain date: Sunday October 14 at 10:30AM)

This new tour is a program of the Lowell Historical Society and will be led by LHS board member and cemetery “guru” Kim Zunino. Iconic Lowell author Jack Kerouac is interred here at the Edson Cemetery. His grave draws visitors from all over the world!. More information about this tour in a later post.

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