Step beyond the iron gates and experience the historic side of Northville as you walk among the gravestones of the city’s most famous and infamous figures. In partnership with The Northville Historical Society, dedicated tour guides escort small groups within the Oakwood Cemetery, as actors share the storied pasts of those residing in the first cemetery in Northville.
This year, we will be offering day and evening tours to visit Oakwood Cemetery with art-activities, food and drink. In addition, the galleries at the Northville Art House will be open during both events. The Northville Historical Society will also share historic funeral and mourning items from the Victorian era.
Cemetery tours leave every 15 minutes, last approximately 30 minutes, and are designed to be informative. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as the ground is uneven and bring an umbrella if rain threatens as the event is rain or shine. First tour starts at 11 am pm. Last daytime tour starts at 1:30 PM; last evening tour starts at 7:30 PM.
Parking is available on street and nearby lots. Check-in and Day-of tickets (if not sold out) will be located at Northville Art House.
Every precaution is taken to be respectful of the final resting places of Northville residents.
Daytime tours: Families are invited to join us inside the Art House before or after their tour for art-making projects. Cider and donuts served.
Evening tours: Guests are invited to join us at the Art House before or after their tour for snacks and refreshments, including a cash bar.
Pre-purchase recommended as limited tickets available for each tour start time. Tickets will be reserved at check-in under designated name. Groups larger than 10, please call to reserve 248-344-0497.
Interested in becoming a tour guide, actor or a volunteer? Email Shannon Karol at firstname.lastname@example.org
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