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Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour & Work Day

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join us for a special opportunity in partnership with Evergreen Cemetery and the Enrichmond Foundation. Visit Evergreen Cemetery, discover its history and volunteer with important restoration and cleanup efforts!

Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. The resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr, and A.D. Price. There are an estimated 10,000 burial plots in Evergreen and many became overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.

We will begin with a walking tour exploring the history of this incredible cemetery and current restoration efforts. After the tour, attendees are encouraged to stay and volunteer with Enrichmond’s cleanup efforts. Proceeds from tickets will support Evergreen Cemetery research.

Price: $15 Adult, $5 Child, $5 Valentine members
Length: 2 hours +
Parking: Provided
Meeting place: 50 Evergreen Road, follow signs for parking

Photo courtesy of Brian Palmer.

Important Notes

  • Advanced tickets required.
  • Evergreen Cemetery’s landscape is overgrown in some areas with rugged, uneven terrain. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and beware of your footing.
  • If you plan to volunteer after the tour, please wear comfortable work clothes, such as long pants and sleeves, as well as closed toe shoes like boots and bring work gloves (if you have them).
  • Volunteering is not required (but encouraged for anyone who is interested). There will be a variety of jobs available for different ability levels, from recording grave site information to pulling weeds and clearing overgrowth.
  • Tours are held rain or shine. However, in extreme weather a tour may be cancelled. Call 804-649-0711 x 301 to verify the tour will take place.

Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://valentiner.tamretail.net/SelectEvent.aspx?Eventid=1002358

Organizer

The Valentine

Other

Event Type
Family, Tour
Tour Type
Walking
Featured Area
Neighborhood
Time of Day
Morning