Preserving, protecting, & promoting Norfolk's historic cemeteries.

Cemetery Tours

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED$5 donation - Schedule Below
NSCC offers a variety of exciting tours that not only provide a detailed history about Norfolk's cemeteries, but also insight into the interesting lives of many of Norfolk's treasured residents. The tours are unique, so participants will gain different information with each tour experience. Each tour is led by dedicated NSCC volunteers who are knowledgeable local historians. Please contact Diana Ramsey, using the information at the bottom of the page, for inquiries and special requests for tours. 

  • Check the website page for weather cancellations
  • Bathrooms will not be open for events until further notice.
  • Mask wearing encouraged
  • Keep six-feet distance if not in the same family

2020 Schedule


Info & Weather Cancellations: Click Here or go to the NSCC Facebook page

ELMWOOD CEMETERY - 238 E. Princess Anne Rd.

Age of Agony – Perils and Practices of Victorian Medicine NEW!

July 17 – 6:30-8:00 pm, September 28 -- 6:00-7:30pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he introduces you to stories of diseases, Victorian operating rooms, and hospital histories!

Universal Suffrage – The Women of Norfolk Who Fought for the Right to Vote NEW!

August 14th 6:30-8:00 pm, August 28th 6:30-8:00 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the women who donated their life’s so all women could enjoy the right to vote.   


When Duty Calls – Honoring Those in the Line of Service

September 11th 6:00-7:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he highlights past heroes that have kept us safe every day. 


A History of Norfolk Tour of Cedar Grove Cemetery
July 10, August 14 - 6:30-7:30 pm

Cemeteries are a time capsule of history.  Learn about key events of Norfolk’s history as you explore Cedar Grove Cemetery, the city’s oldest municipal cemetery.  Learn why the cemetery was established and why it is located where it is.

Symbols of Death of Cedar Grove Cemetery NEW!

July 31 – 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford, as he leads you on a journey of Victorian Headstone Symbols in Cedar Grove Cemetery, home to many examples Victorian era iconography that no other cemetery in Norfolk has.