May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on June 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
One event on September 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Victorians were fascinated by the past and borrowed symbols they learned from the archaeological digs taking place in Egypt, Greece, Israel, and Turkey. In many cases, the symbols were originally secular but were changed to religious, and could have a totally different meaning from one period to the other. Victorians believed that death was very peaceful and calming. The word “cemetery” means “sleeping place” and many symbols reflect that concept.
Our guides will acquaint you with the many botanical, secular, and religious symbols at Oakland and interpret their meaning.
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.