Historic Cemeteries

“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

Famed Captains & Shipbuilders Cemetery Tour
This is a trolley tour in conjunction with Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, and will be held every Thursday afternoon from July 12 through October 25. These tours will take you by the homes of some of the most famous inhabitants of early shipbuilding days in Bath and then take you to Oak Grove Cemetery to learn more of their lives in Bath, and about their burials, sometimes wives and families, as you stroll through the oldest section. Please contact Maine Maritime Museum for tickets, 207-443-1316. The computer-generated tickets are not available the day of the tour, so please call!
Link to Maine Maritime Museum

Historic Cemetery Explorations
Each Historic Cemetery Exploration will focus on the stories of those interred at the cemeteries, their history and 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 the headstones will be explained, as well.

“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 a little over an hour and may be combined with a regular Red Cloak Haunted History Tour. Our Historic Cemetery Explorations are often scheduled only by request, so please do call!

Red Cloak Regular 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.