Victorian Days Cemetery Tours

$15.00

John O’Brien returns to Victorian Days to lead two cemetery tours through Belvidere Cemetery. Tours will take place Saturday 9/7 at 10:00am and Sunday 9/8 at 12:00pm.

There are two tour times from which to choose.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 — 10:00am / Sunday, September 8, 2019 — 12:00pm

Please Choose your Date/Time Preference below.

Stroll through the beautifully landscaped cemetery while learning about Victorian-era burial customs. You’ll take in unique headstone sculptures and view antique monuments that date back to the Civil War.

Meet John at the appointed time in front of the cemetery on Oxford Street, Belvidere.

This is a rain or shine event. Ticket refund given only if tour canceled due to a funeral.

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Description

Mr. O’Brien’s guided cemetery tours enable you to experience the Victorian Era in an entirely new and unique way. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped Belvidere Cemetery while learning about Victorian Era burial customs and viewing antique monuments, many of which date back to the Civil War.

The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Through its publications, conferences, workshops and exhibits, AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic gravemarkers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones.

On Saturday, June 24, 2006 the Board of Trustees of The Association for Gravestone Studies presented The Oakley Certificate of Merit to the Olde Historical Burial Ground Joint Committee of the First Presbyterian Church for distinguished achievement in promoting the mission of the Association. Mr. John O’Brien of Belvidere, a member of the Association, nominated the Olde Presbyterian Burial Ground, located on Main Street in Hackettstown, for this award. The award was accepted by Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Geiger, members of the committee on behalf of the Joint Committee.

During the 2018 Victorian Days Celebration, Mr. John O’Brien, dressed as an Undertaker, conducted two guided walks through the Belvidere Cemetery. The cemetery was founded in 1834 and has many notable interments, including Major League Baseball catcher Charlie Berry; U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s 4th congressional district Henry S. Harris; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large John Patterson Bryan Maxwell; Secretary of the Navy during the Ulysses S. Grant presidency George M. Robeson; General William Maxwell; and many graves of people who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

2019 GUIDED CEMETERY TOUR TICKET 

There are two tour times from which to choose.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 — 10:00am / Sunday, September 8, 2019 — 12:00pm

Please Choose your Date/Time Preference below.

A ticket is required in order to enjoy the time-honored tradition of a Guided Cemetery Tour.

Tickets Available at the Ticket Tent the day of on a first-come-first-served basis.

Location
Belvidere Cemetery
Corner of Oxford Street and Pequest Road
Belvidere, NJ 07823

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Additional information

Date

Saturday Tour, Sunday Tour

Location

Belvidere Cemetery
Corner of Oxford Street and Pequest Road
Belvidere, NJ 07823

Disclaimer

The bearer of this ticket (if under 18 years, then the parent or guardian) agrees to be included, without reimbursement, in all advertising and public relations work relating to Belvidere Heritage, Inc. As our guest, for himself or herself and for his or her heirs, administrators or executors releases, waives, and discharges any action which may hereafter arise and agrees that he or she or his or her heirs, executors or administrators will not make any claim for personal injury or property damage against Belvidere Heritage, Inc., Town of Belvidere NJ, Belvidere Cemetery Association or against any officers, employee, administer or the same or any agents hired or volunteers on behalf of same. Our guest also agrees to hold harmless and to indemnify Belvidere Heritage, Inc., Town of Belvidere NJ and Belvidere Cemetery Association, and to defend any claims or actions against the same or any of its officers, employees, volunteers or administrators which may arise out of the purchase and/or participation in this event.

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