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Evergreen At Dusk: Cemetery History Tours

September 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 21, 2021


Evergreen At Dusk: Cemetery History Tours

Thursdays 4-7pm, 9/9 – 10/21

Welcome back to our second year of Evergreen at Dusk historical tours. We invite you to discover the stories and secrets found within Evergreen Cemetery, one of the oldest public cemeteries in California, on a self-guided or private tour of the grounds.
Bring your curiosity as you explore the final resting place of Santa Cruz’s early settlers. The 45-minute tour uncovers the stories and tombstones of the people who made Santa Cruz what it is today. Designed for the daring, the curious, and the history-loving.

This tour is great for all ages! Each tour should take 30-45 minutes to complete. The time you select is when your group/household tour begins, we recommend arriving 5-10 minutes early to ensure you can begin right on time.

Upon arrival, find the MAH table near the iconic Evergreen Arch. We will give you the printed map and guide with a brief introduction to Evergreen. Following the welcome, you are then free to follow the scavenger hunt like map and travel back in time uncovering the stories buried across the grounds. Go at your own pace and begin your adventure. We’ll be there on-site to help you get from tombstone to tombstone if assistance is needed.

Want to go beyond the self-guided tours?
Sign-up for the private guided tour!
This tour will be led by a MAH staffer and is available to two households per night. Dig deeper into the stories and history of the cemetery. This tour has to be on your Santa Cruz Bucketlist.

Private Tours happen at 6pm (1 per event date)
Please be sure to wear your mask if you are not vaccinated and maintain a 6-ft distance when around other explorers or MAH staffers.

*Evergreen Cemetery is currently not ADA accessible. If you have any needs and you want to join this event, please contact Oscar oscar@santacruzmah.org.


September 23, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Evergreen Cemetery
261 Evergreen St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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