Cemetery Walking Tour

Take a tour with Chris Taylor, Executive Director of the Atchison County Historical Society, through one of Atchison’s  oldest and most picturesque cemeteries, Mount Vernon. This cemetery contains impressive monuments to those who built Atchison into a thriving commercial river town. Learn more about unique people whose stories iare hidden in plain sight. 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 per person

($7 of ticket price goes to Mt. Vernon Cemetery Association for Cemetery improvements)

*This event is rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.

2018 Tour Schedule:


Saturday, September 29th – 4pm
Saturday, October 6th – 1pm
Saturday, October 13th – 4pm
Saturday, October 20th – 1pm
Saturday, October 27th – 4pm

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