Upcoming Events


PUBLIC TOURS

HALLOWEEN AT RIVERVIEW CEMETERY!
Friday, October 27, 2017, at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities
“Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities” : Nothing says Halloween like an evening walk along the dimly-lit pathways of a cemetery. This season the “Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities” luminary walking tours come to Trenton’s Riverview Cemetery with a stroll to the grave of a young doctor who died under mysterious circumstances and whose life was memorialized with a “door” featuring several references to Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre poem “The Raven,” and then on to others that met with untimely deaths. It will also include a look inside the historic Receiving Vault.

Participants are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to either tour on either night. Each tour will be followed by seasonal refreshments. The cost is $15 per person, payable at the door, and all are advised to dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a flashlight.

Make plans today and “reserve” your spot with the date, time, and the number of people in your party using the contact form (desktop only) and we'll add you to our list for a quicker sign-in at the event.



Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 1:00 PM

Fallen Soldiers of the Great War
“Fallen Soldiers of the Great War” : Two thousand seventeen marks the centennial of the entry of the United States into the Great War. From the declaration of war against Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1917 to the Armistice in 1918, and even beyond, the toll in human life was truly horrific. “Fallen Soldiers of the Great War” will take a journey from those who died in training at Camp Dix, were “buried at sea” in the Atlantic, to the fallen on the battlefields of Europe.

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 (desktop only).



Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 1:00 PM

Exploring Riverview Cemetery
“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 (desktop only).



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 (desktops only) to request further information.