Historic Cemeteries

Due to COVID-19 we will only be offering our new live TeleTours for the time being. Our priority is to ensure the safety of our guests and tour guides, so we are adhering to the guidelines of the State of Maine for Social Distancing. Learn more about the live TeleTours here. Especially in these times, our cancellation policy will remain as it’s always been – 100% refund if you let us know 2 hours before the tour. For now, we may only take Maine residents, or those who have quarantined for 14 days.

We will continue to offer custom tours or consultations by phone or zoom and Live Adventures in Discovery, which you can enjoy from your armchair!

“Thank you so much for the Cemetery and Walking Tours this evening! We had a great time and both learned some history about the area we didn’t know.” – Mary Ann

Our Historic Cemetery Tours are mostly by appointment only, please free to call with the date you’d like! $15 for adults, $7 for children under 12, free for children under 5. Camden, Newcastle, Bath, Hallowell, and Wiscasset are the available towns.

Each Historic Cemetery Exploration will focus on the stories of those interred at the cemeteries, their lives and contributions to the area, as well as the symbolism of their tombstones. By personalizing the local history through these people who played a role in that history, guests will get a real feel for the time and area.

A general history of cemeteries, graveyards, and funereal practices will also be discussed. The meaning of some of the symbols on other gravestones will be explained, as well. (more below)

“I really appreciate the symbolism of the markings on the stones and the heartfelt epitaphs — sometimes biblical — sometimes written by loving family members,” said Lobkowicz. “You realize in a cemetery that there is so much to life; much of which is told by death in these often weather-worn memorials and the stories etched in their stone faces.”

Each Red Cloak Historic Cemetery Exploration will be held during daylight hours, last about an hour and may be combined with a regular Red Cloak Haunted History Tour. Our Historic Cemetery Explorations are mostly scheduled only by request, so please do call!

Red Cloak Historic Cemetery Explorations will contribute $1 for each person on the tour to the local cemetery association or historical society, with that contribution included in the tour fee of $15 for adults and $7 for children.

“It’s a great way for the public to enjoy an entertaining and educational tour, while supporting the local historical societies or cemetery associations,” Lobkowicz said.