Evergreen Cemetery Spring Tour Series

April 14, 2024 @ 10:00AM — May 19, 2024 @ 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Evergreen Cemetery: 4535 Main Street North Jacksonville, FL 32206 Get Directions

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Join us for a tour of the rich history of one of Jacksonville's oldest cemeteries.

Sponsored by Evergreen Cemetery, the Jacksonville History Center is offering a series of four different walking tours (April, May, September and October) to share the history of our community as written on the tombstones of its major cemetery. Each Sunday tour date will offer 10 90-minute tours (beginning at 10 a.m., running every half-hour, and ending at 4 p.m.) for 15 visitors per group. Tickets for the Fall Tours will go on sale in August. Tents, chairs, bottled water, hand fans, and toilets will be available at the check-in area. This is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The event will not be cancelled for light/brief showers. For weather cancellations, follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jaxhistoricalsociety/).

Evergreen was started 144 years ago on September 28, 1880, when a group of prominent, civic-minded gentlemen decided to start a cemetery for the benefit of the community. Less than a decade after the Great Fire of 1901, on December 7, 1910, the Evergreen Cemetery Association, a not-for-profit organization, was formed. Arthur G. Cummer became the Association’s first president.

The 167-acre cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the resting place of Jacksonville's founder, Isaiah D. Hart, as well as five Florida governors, four U.S. Senators, 10 Jacksonville mayors, two Pulitzer Prize winners, and three passengers from the Titanic.

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