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Historic Oaklands Cemetery Walking Tour

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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As you walk the streets of West Chester, you’ll see names like Darlington, Butler, and Everhart. But do you know the history behind the names?

Many of West Chester’s leading citizens are buried at Oaklands Cemetery (founded 1854), but there are many stories that remain untold. Join the education staff of the Chester County History Center to learn true tales of the soldiers, statesmen, lawyers, doctors, musicians, athletes, artists and more that found their final rest at this garden cemetery outside of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

This walking tour will take approximately two hours and covers one mile of hilly terrain–if you have mobility concerns, please reach out to us. Sturdy shoes strongly recommended–you will be walking through grass at times, so consider waterproof shoes if the grass is wet. Once purchased, tickets are nonrefundable, and the tour will take place rain or shine.  

Attendees are permitted–and encouraged–to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the quiet shade after the tour, but there are no picnic tables so bring chairs and a blanket. Please note that there are NO RESTROOMS on site.  For the comfort of fellow tourgoers, please leave your pets at home. Service animals (as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act) are permitted.

This event is a partnership between Chester County History Center and Oaklands Cemetery; funds raised will support CCHC’s ongoing programming and Oakland’s Perpetual Care Fund.  Purchase Tickets Here

(If there aren’t enough tickets left for your group, please reach out to [email protected] to see if there’s any extra room.)


May 5
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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