Cemetery Tours

photo by Steven Acres
photo by Steven Acres

Allison C. Meier moonlights as a tour guide in New York City area cemeteries. These tours focus on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as memorial sites for remembrance. Themes range from symbolism, to magic and mediums in the 19th century, to forgotten disasters. They’ve included Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, East Village cemeteries, and Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.

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Upcoming Tours:

Alive at Green-Wood [Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn]: Green-Wood is home to a colony of wild parrots, sits on a glacial ridge, & has some of NYC’s greatest trees. Learn that and more on this nature-themed walk: September 9, October 14, November 11

Secrets in Stone [Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn]: What do all those draped urns mean? What about a sheaf of wheat? A snapped rose? This tour uncovers the language of Victorian tombstones: September 15, October 31 🎃, November 10

Twilight Tour [Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn]: This is a chance to walk Green-Wood’s winding roads after the gate closes to the living. Bring a flashlight & visit the usually locked catacombs: October 7

If you are interested in any additional information, please send me an email.  Below is some coverage from recent events.

Leading a cemetery tour at the 2011 Obscura Day for Atlas Obscura