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Maplewood Cemetery Walks

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Historic Maplewood Cemetery

815 Kent Street

Kent Street Gate Entrance near 1st Calvary Baptist Church

Durham, NC 27707

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Join us on a walk through the historic Maplewood Cemetery in limited small-groups.

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Beat Covid cabin fever and immerse yourself in Durham’s history by joining a small-group tour of historic Maplewood Cemetery. These tours, led by our knowledgeable guides, will be:

  • limited to just ten (10) people,
  • facemasks required
  • and social distancing will be practiced.

Tour time: 45 minutes

Cost: $12/person; Free to PD members (membership status will be verified)

Tour-goers must register and pay in advance on-line.

Maplewood was created in 1872 as Durham’s very first public amenity. The cemetery is Durham’s very first public space and its very first planned space. It is a garden of memories and our oldest repository of public art. In Maplewood are buried captains of industry, famous educators, great philanthropists, and ordinary people. In the cemetery are reposed the origins of many Durham legends and icons. There are stories of war and disease and the struggle against both. There are stories of love and of prejudice, of triumph and tragedy. Learn about funerary customs and grave architecture. Enjoy the peace and solemnity of one of the city’s great historic treasures.

Please Note the Rules:

  • Be on time.
  • Meet at the Kent Street entrance.
  • Look for the Preservation Durham banner.
  • Must bring and wear your own masks.
  • Hand sanitizer and cold bottled water available.

Recommendations:

  • Wear sensible shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • It may be hot so bring...
  • Sunglasses and hats.
  • Sunscreen a must, but people must bring their own.
  • There are no public bathrooms so people should remember what mom said, “go before you get in the car.”
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Historic Maplewood Cemetery

815 Kent Street

Kent Street Gate Entrance near 1st Calvary Baptist Church

Durham, NC 27707

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