Evergreen at Dusk 2022

Evergreen At Dusk: Cemetery History Tours

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Thursday, October 6, 2022,
4pm - 7pm

Evergreen Cemetery
261 Evergreen Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Self Guided Group Tour $5 General, Free MAH Members Private Group Tour $40 General, $30 MAH Members

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Have you visited Evergreen Cemetery lately? Perhaps you have passed by its white fence and iconic 100-year-old arch on the way to Harvey West Park. Whether you are new to Santa Cruz or a born-and-raised local, we want to welcome you to our third year of Evergreen at Dusk. We invite you to discover the tales and secrets found within Evergreen Cemetery, one of the oldest public cemeteries in California, on a self-guided or private historical evening tour of the grounds.

Bring yourself, friends, or family as you explore the final resting place of Santa Cruz's early settlers. The 45-minute tour uncovers the stories and tombstones of the people who left a lasting impression in Santa Cruz. This experience is designed for the daring, the curious, and the history-loving.

This tour is great for all ages! Each self-guided tour should take about 30-45 minutes to complete. The time you select is when your group/household tour begins, we recommend arriving 5-10 minutes early to ensure you can begin right on time.

Upon arrival, find the MAH table near the Evergreen Arch. We will give you the printed map and guide with a brief introduction to Evergreen. Following the welcome, you are then free to follow the scavenger hunt-like map and travel back in time uncovering the stories buried across the grounds. Go at your own pace and begin your adventure. We'll be there on-site to help you get from tombstone to tombstone if assistance is needed. This event takes place outdoors and masks are optional.

Want to go beyond the self-guided tours?

Sign-up for the private guided tour!

This tour will be led by a MAH staffer and is available to one household per evening. Dive deeper into the anecdotes and narratives of the people of the cemetery. This tour has to be on your Santa Cruz Bucketlist.

  • Private Tours happen at 6 pm (1 per event date)

*Evergreen Cemetery is currently not ADA accessible. If you have any needs and you want to join this event, please contact Oscar at oscar@santacruzmah.org.

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