Bradford Chapel and Oak Grove Cemetery Walking Tour
A guided tour through a historic landmark in Gloucester
Image credit: Bradford Chapel in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition, Design/Build: the Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects, the Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an hour-long, narrated walking tour through Oak Grove Cemetery on Saturday, August 27. The walk begins at 10:00a.m. at the Washington Street entrance to the cemetery. In 1854 six businessmen purchased an oak grove near downtown Gloucester to serve as a new cemetery. They wanted to create a space different from the gloomy burial grounds of the past; their vision was part of a national movement to make burial grounds more appealing to the living. Designed by landscape architects Robert Copeland and Horace Cleveland, Oak Grove Cemetery was the predecessor of the city park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, it was the first modern cemetery in Gloucester and is now the final resting place of many historic figures. It is home to the Bradford Chapel, designed by Ezra Phillips.
This program is $10 for CAM members/ $20 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. The tour will begin at Oak Grove Cemetary, 175 Washington Street, Gloucester MA. Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the event.