Join us on Sunday, October 24th for a memorable tour of one of Burlington’s oldest and most historically significant sites, Greenmount Cemetery. The tour begins at 10:00 am and will highlight the history of Burlington and the Old East End through the lives of the European settlers laid to rest in this burying ground.
Our friends at Preservation Burlington will entertain you with stories about the prominent men and women who established our city, state, and nation. Learn about the people behind the familiar names etched into the fabric of our community – Fletcher, Chase, Edgcumbe, Edmunds – just to name a few! Find the grave of a Buffalo Soldier and Vermont’s very first senator with presidential aspirations.
Jason Stuffle, Old East End resident and Greenmount expert, will share his knowledge of the diverse cast of characters buried in these plots, explain the symbolism found on their grave stones, and share his dedication to cleaning these stones and bringing long hidden stories to light. Make sure to ask him about the lost grave of a Civil War soldier he rediscovered on an expedition through the Schmanska Park woods!
Where | 339 Colchester Avenue, Burlington Vermont
When | Sunday, October 24, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Suggested Donation | $10