NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION

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

Cemetery Tours

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 Historic Cemetery Tours Schedule

April-September

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.


THE GRIM TALES OF TECHNOLOGY–STRANGE DEATHS CEMETERY TOUR

April 6 - 2-3:30 pm, 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.


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

April 20 – 2-3:30 pm, June 8 – 2-3:30 pm, 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!


HISTORIC WOMEN OF NORFOLK CEMETERY TOUR

April 27 – 2-3:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he showcases the women who made Norfolk what it is today.


ART OF DEATH–VICTORIAN SYMBOLS AND STATUES OF ELMWOOD CEMETERY

May 4 – 2-3:30 pm, 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.


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

May 18 – 2-3:30 pm, August 2 – 6:30-8:00 pm

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


DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY–MILITARY CEMETERY TOUR

May 25 – 2-3:30 pm Memorial Day Weekend

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he honors those who fought for our freedoms. 


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 ROAD TAKEN: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF NORFOLK

July 19 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Join tour guide Allison Stec Bell & Shannon Stafford as they tell stories of little known historical figures that helped build Norfolk. 

                                   

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. 


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


HISTORIC CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY TOUR

April 12, May 10, 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.