April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Victorians were obsessed with death. From rules on mourning outfits to post-mortem photography, the Victorians had elaborate rituals and traditions to grieve and process death. This is reflected in the ornamentation and symbols found in cemeteries. From sleeping lambs to pointing hands, each symbol had a different meaning. The Victorians believed that death was an eternal sleep and many symbols reflect the concept of a cemetery as a “sleeping place.”
Discover the many botanical, secular, and religious symbols at Oakland and interpret their meaning on this wandering walk through the cemetery.
Students: (with ID) $6
Seniors: (65 and older) $6
Historic Oakland Foundation Members: Free
Please note that not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please use your discretion when planning your tour visit.