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Nightfall Chronicles: Art and Architecture of Death
August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
People have sought to honor the memory of departed loved ones since ancient times, but the 19th century ushered in a new era of funerary art. Innovative building materials came available and styles changed to reflect the popular architecture of the day, such as Egyptian and Gothic Revival. New money meant bigger and bolder memorials to reflect the social status and power of prominent families. This tour explores the origin and use of popular Oakland grave markers, including tombs and towering monuments, obelisks and angels, and many magnificent mausoleums. Discover how architectural and design choices made during life created a lasting and eternal legacy for many Oakland residents.
This tour begins at the Bell Tower (located inside Oakland Cemetery) at 7:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 7 p.m. Your tour includes a complimentary wine or beer. The bar opens at 7 p.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m. Space is limited – purchase your tickets in advance.
Spaces are limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.
After the tour, show your tickets at neighboring partners Six Feet Under, Republic Social House, and DAS BBQ for discounts on food.
Not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket.
ASL interpreter available if given 3 days (72 hours) notice before the start of the tour.