• Ferncliff Cemetery: Sacred and Symbolic Walking Tour

Ferncliff Cemetery: Sacred and Symbolic Walking Tour

September 2 /
10:00 am to 11:30 am

SORRY, THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT.

Ferncliff Cemetery, covering over 240 acres of rolling hills and pastoral landscape, was platted during the Civil War as Springfield’s new rural cemetery. Its many mausoleums and memorials, including those of leading citizens and industrialists, are replete with religious symbolism and imagery. Join Ferncliff historian Ski Schanher on a tour of this hallowed ground, as he interprets Springfield’s rich history preserved in stone. Meet at the Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel, 501 West McCreight Avenue. Mobility 3. $10 General / $7 Members.

Guided by Ski Schanher. Sponsored by Deborah Hill.

Walking Tours feature remarkable districts and neighborhoods in the region.Tours last approximately one and a half to two hours.
Rain dates are the following day at 1 pm.

ABOUT THE SERIES:
The Summer Tour Series, now in its fourteenth year, examines the architecture, design, and history of the built environment in the Greater Springfield Region. Historians, curators, and local professionals guide each tour. The 2017 series includes regular and extended walking tours, bicycle tours and Happy Hour tours. This year’s series starts in early June and runs through the beginning of September.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Westcott members receive discounts to most tours. Tickets are available online and at the Westcott House Museum Store, 85 South Greenmount Avenue. Please be advised that many tours will sell out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

ACCESSIBILITY:
Our tours and programs are developed for a broad audience, including those with disabilities and decreased mobility. Tours move at a leisurely pace with brief periods of standing at tour stops. If entering a building or house, some stairs or inclines may be possible. All tours are assigned mobility levels between 1-3.

Mobility Level 1: Up to 6 blocks walking, mostly flat terrain, paved, stairs not likely. Wheelchair accessible.

Mobility Level 2: May be more than 6 blocks walking, some hills, mostly paved, some stairs possible. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.

Mobility Level 3: Considerable walking, various terrains, unpaved areas. All bicycle tours. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.

 

Sponsor: 

In addition to our individual sponsors, we would like to thank the 2017 Series sponsors: Springfield Foundation, The Turner Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau. In addition, this series would not be possible without the generous support of our many members, volunteers, and donors.

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