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PUBLIC TOURS

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.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.


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“Beneath Stately Trees” :
“Fallen Soldiers of the Great War” :
“Monuments and Their Makers” :
“Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities” :
“The Art and Architecture of Riverview Cemetery” :




GROUP TOURS

“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.

“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.

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.