NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION

          Preserving, protecting, & promoting Norfolk's historic cemeteries.

Cemetery Tours

NO RESERVATIONS OR RSVP REQUIRED

NSCC offers a variety of exciting tours that not only provide a detailed history about Norfolk's cemeteries, but also insight into the interesting lives of many of Norfolk's treasured residents. The tours are unique, so participants will gain different information with each tour experience. Each tour is led by dedicated NSCC volunteers who are knowledgeable local historians. Please contact Diana Ramsey, using the information at the bottom of the page, for inquiries and special requests for tours. 

2019 Schedule

April-November

Suggested donation of $5

Info & Weather Cancellations: Click Here or go to the NSCC Facebook page


TOURS AT ELMWOOD CEMETERY - 238 E. Princess Anne Rd.


FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL-SOMBER TALES OF ELMWOOD CEMETERY

June 21 – 6:30-8:00 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he tells stories of cold cases, undertakers, memento mori, and Victorian mourning.


THE GRIM TALES OF TECHNOLOGY–STRANGE DEATHS CEMETERY TOUR

July 5 - 6:30-8:00 pm. Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he tells you stories of strange deaths that were caused by technology.


ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE – BEING A CHILD IN THE VICTORIAN ERA CEMETERY TOUR

August 2 – 6:30-8:00 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he explains what childhood was like during the Victorian Period.


ART OF DEATH–VICTORIAN SYMBOLS AND STATUES OF ELMWOOD CEMETERY

August 16 – 6:30-8:00 pm, September 20 – 6-7:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he deciphers the secret language of Victorian headstone symbols and statues of Elmwood Cemetery.


AGE OF AGONY- PERILS & PRACTICES OF VICTORIAN MEDICINE CEMETERY TOUR

August 23 – 6:30-8:00 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as shares stories of diseases, Victorian operating rooms, hospital histories and doctors oh my!

WHEN DUTY CALLS – HONORING FIRST RESPONDERS CEMETERY TOUR

September 6 – 6-7:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he highlights the heroes that keep us safe every day. 


HISTORY, MYSTERY, MURDER AND MAYHEM CEMETERY TOURS

October 18, 25, November 1 – 5-7:00 pm

Join local historian Robert Hitchings and discover Norfolk's link to the world's most notorious murderers. Resurrect long forgotten tales of crime and chaos and learn where bodies are buried. Explore hauntingly beautiful memorial art and architecture. Material may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.


TOURS AT CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY - 238 E. Princess Anne Rd.


HISTORIC CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY TOUR

June 14, July 12, August 9, Sept 13 – 6-7:30 pm.

This tour of Norfolk’s oldest cemetery lets visitors peer through a portal to the past, led by tour guide Mike Frost.


THE ROAD TAKEN: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF NORFOLK

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he tells stories of little known historical figures that helped build Norfolk. 

July 19 - 6:30-8:00 pm


UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES - TALES OF MISFORTUNE CEMETERY TOUR

October 5, October 12 - 2-3:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he introduces you to stories of strange deaths and occurrences.  Come and enjoy this Halloween themed tour.