Upcoming Events

PUBLIC TOURS

Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.

“Monuments and Their Makers”: From the Cemetery's inception, monument firms in and around Trenton, as well as from outside the state, provided memorialization of those interred on the grounds. Drawn from monument firm records, newspaper accounts, and the signatures on monuments themselves, this walking tour will examine not only the monuments, but their makers. These include Alexander McDonald Company, a branch office of the Boston-based firm located just outside the Cemetery's gate, that garnered acclaim for the Mercer County Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Cadwalader Park, and, among others in Trenton, George R. Dobbs and Hugh M. Swayze. Also, Thomas Delahunty and John Gessler, Philadelphia; Davis Granite Company and Presbrey-Leland Company, New York; McDonnell and Sons, Buffalo, N.Y.; Smith Granite Company, Westerly, R.I.; and Batterson, Canfield and Company, Hartford, Conn.

The cost for the walking tour is $10 adults, $8 seniors, and $5 students. Each participant will receive a tour booklet. Reservations are requested, but not required, using the contact form.

Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

“Photographing the Stones” : As one of the nation’s historic cemeteries, Riverview Cemetery offers photographers the opportunity to hone their skills while taking interesting images. This workshop, led by Rich Sauers, cemetery historian, and J.Joseph Edgette, Ph.D., professor emeritus and folklorist emeritus at Widener University, will provide tips on how best to photograph mausoleums, monuments, and gravemarkers, followed by field work to put them into practice. Bring your camera and a lawn chair.

The workshop is FREE, but registration is required! Limited to 20 participants. Use the contact form to sign up.

Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.

“Exploring Riverview Cemetery” :  Through this introductory walking tour you will learn about the original Lambert's Burying Ground dating from 1685, the cemetery's place in the rural cemetery movement with its incorporation 1858, and the significant expansion of the grounds in 1887, the latter designed by noted landscape architect Calvert Vaux. Visit the gravesites of its founder, the first interment, the first monument, and a number of its notable residents, including Oliver O. Bowman, George B. McClellan, Walter Scott Lenox, John Augustus Roebling, and John Taylor. And take a look inside the historic Receiving Vault.

The cost for the walking tour is $10 adults, $8 seniors, and $5 students. Each participant will receive a tour booklet. Reservations are requested, but not required, using the contact form.

Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

“Beneath Stately Trees” : Riverview Cemetery, founded in 1858, is steeped in history. Initially designed by John Keasby Smith and landscaped by Isaac Stephens, both among the incorporators of the cemetery, and after a significant expansion of the grounds in 1887, further designed by noted landscape architect Calvert Vaux and landscaped by a number of superintendents, this tour will focus on fine specimens among a collection of 500 trees comprising 71 species.

The cost for the walking tour is $10 adults, $8 seniors, and $5 students. Each participant will receive a tour booklet. Reservations are requested, but not required, using the contact form.

Late-October

“Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities” : We're working on what we hope will become an annual signature event at Riverview Cemetery. A “Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities" wending its way through the grounds to visit the gravesite of Truman Betts, whose monument is adorned with several references to Edgar Allan Poe's macabre story "The Raven," and then on to others who met untimely deaths. Details to follow.


COMING SOON!

“Fallen Soldiers of the Great War” :
“Out and About the City of Trenton” :
“The Art and Architecture of Riverview Cemetery” :



GROUP TOURS

Your group, which must have at least five, but not more than 30 people, should be prepared to walk about 1-1/2 miles. The cost is $10 per person and includes a tour booklet for each participant.

Please use the contact form to request further information.