Cemetery Walking Tour
Take a tour with Chris Taylor, Executive Director of the Atchison County Historical Society, through one of Atchison’s most picturesque and oldest cemeteries, Mount Vernon. This cemetery contains impressive monuments to those who built Atchison into a thriving commercial river town. Other features include presentations of funeral and mourning customs and defining the symbols that were etched into grave markers.
Please pick up your tickets at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. 10th St. You will receive an email with directions and parking instructions (you will not caravan to the cemetery).
This tour is a walking tour on uneven surfaces; please wear appropriate footwear. There are no indoor stops during the tour. Please dress accordingly.
Tickets: $16, Lantern Tours $17
($5 of ticket price goes to Mt. Vernon Cemetery Association for Cemetery improvements)
2017 Tour Schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 30 - 6pm-7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 7 – 6pm-7:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 14- 1pm-2:30pm Saturday, Oct. 21 – 1pm-2:30pm Saturday, Oct. 28 – 1pm-2:30pm