Event name - History Comes Alive! City Founders Day Program: Celebrating 150 Years!
- Venue & street address: Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum - 1555 Farnsworth Dr, Charleston, WV 25311
- Event description (will be shortened for print but can be expanded for web) - Charleston History Comes ALIVE with a walking tour of Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum with reenactors of some of Charleston's Founding Figures (prominent business leaders, mayors, educators, salt and natural gas pioneers). Reenactment tours begin every half hour(1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30) and will showcase historic monuments with optional guided history and tree tours. (Parking is limited. See trolley details under Carriage Trail Leaf Walk???)... expanded for website to include the following:....Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum is a national historic treasure and one of Charleston’s most unique attractions – an educational “one-stop” for history, humanities and sciences in the Kanawha Valley. Spring Hill is the Largest municipal cemetery complex in WV, with graves dating as far back as 1818. Many of our founding city leaders, governors, senators, and veterans are buried here. It is a quiet place of repose for the deceased and a restful, scenic park for the living.
We have some new and exciting initiatives taking place this year: Four self-guided historical walking tours, and The Mary Price Ratrie Arboretum - the Largest Arboretum in WVwith over 1400 trees and 112 individual tree species! Come visit this 172 acre city jewel for a stroll, picnic, bike ride, self-guided history tours, bird watching, tree walk and arboretum touring, or just to admire the spectacular Charleston views. Our city’s history can be told through the headstones found here.
The Friends of Spring Hill Cemetery Park & Arboretum is a non-profit organization which, in cooperation with the City of Charleston, seeks to promote, enhance and develop Spring Hill Cemetery Park, for the use and enjoyment of the public. Please consider joining Friends and/or making a tax deductible donation to this worthy cause. http://friendsofspringhillcemetery.org/
Complete ticketing information: Free to the Public. Donations appreciated.