NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION

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

Cemetery Tours

2021 Cemetery Tour Season
 
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, for inquiries and special requests for tours. 

  • Check the nsccva.org 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.
  • Suggested donation of $5 per person. 
  • Click on the link under the tour description to purchase a ticket via PayPal.

Elmwood Cemetery

238 East Princess Anne Road


Lost in the Depths of Davey Jones Locker: Calamities of the Virginia Coast 

Saturday, March 13th: 2 pm, Friday, June 4th: 6:30 pm & Saturday, October 1st: 2 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he tells tales of sailors who perished at sea off the Coast of Virginia and the famous shipwrecks that litter the ocean floor.

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Norfolk First

Saturday March 27th: 2 pm & Friday, June 18th: 6:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he introduces you to Norfolk natives who were pioneers, inventors and leaders whose achievements set records. 

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Inconvenient Murders of the Dearly Departed

Saturday, April 10: 2 pm & Friday, September 3rd: 6:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he tells a historical story and challenges participants to figure out who did it. First tour of this nature to ever be done! 

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The Strong Women of Norfolk

Saturday, April 24th: 2 pm & Friday, September 17th: 6 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he takes you on an exploration of Norfolk from the perspective of the women who helped shape Norfolk and Virginia into what it is now. 

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When Duty Calls – Honoring those in Who Fell in the Line of Duty 

Friday, May 7: 6 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he highlights the police officers and firefighters that gave their lives to keep us safe every day. 


Age of Agony – Perils and Practices of Victorian Medicine

Friday, May 21st: 6:30 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he introduces you to stories of diseases, Victorian operating rooms, and the challenges doctors faced during the Victorian era.


For Whom the Bells Toll – The Somber Tales of Elmwood

Saturday, October 30: 2 pm

Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he tells stories of murder, undertakers, city coroners, Memento Mori and Victorian mourning.   Prepare for a goose bump filled afternoon.


Cedar Grove Cemetery 

238 East Princess Anne Road


Historic Women of Norfolk

Saturday, March 6th: 3pm 

From a starlet to a pioneer, we are kicking off Women's history Month by sharing little known facts surrounding a few of the women who are laid to rest at Cedar Grove. Tour guide Samantha McDonald.

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Along the Red Brick Wall

Sunday, March 21st: 3pm

Tales from those who lived and died during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855 with guide Samantha McDonald.

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Mishaps and Misfortune!

Saturday, April 10th: 3pm

Accidents that will make your jaw drop with guide Samantha McDonald.

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History Has It's Eyes on You!

Saturday, April 17th: 6pm 

History Buffs this one is for you! Learn about military heroes, inventors, and those who helped make Norfolk what it is today with guide Samantha McDonald.

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Along the Red Brick Wall

Saturday, May 1st: 6pm

Tales from those who lived and died during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855


Mishaps and Misfortune!

Saturday, May 8th: 6pm

Accidents that will make your jaw drop with guide Samantha McDonald.

 

History Has It's Eyes on You!

Saturday, May 29th: 6 pm

History Buffs this one is for you! Learn about military heroes, inventors, and those who helped make Norfolk what it is today with guide Samantha McDonald. 


Along the Red Brick Wall

Saturday, June 5th: 6:30pm, Sunday, June 6th: 6:30 pm

Tales from those who lived and died during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855


Mishaps and Misfortune!

Sunday, June 6th: 6:30 pm

Accidents that will make your jaw drop.


Along the Red Brick Wall

Saturday, October 2nd: 3 pm

Tales from those who lived and died during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855 with guide Samantha McDonald.


Mishaps and Misfortune!

Sunday, October 17th: 3 pm

Accidents that will make your jaw drop with guide Samantha McDonald.


Letting the Dead Rest in Peace

Saturday, October 30th: 4:30 pm

A recap of the previous months tours with Samantha McDonald. From Mishaps and Misfortune, to those who succumbed to the summer of Pestilence, and a little more in between. What better way to close out the season.