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Woodland Cemetery Tour

  • Woodland Cemetery
  • Address: 2019 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • July 8, 2017
  • From: 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: Free
Overview

Archie Cook, a local historian/researcher/educator will be providing a tour Saturday July 8th from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30. The tours are free, however a donation is suggested. All donations go towards historical preservation projects. To arrange future guided tour please contact Archie Cook at 515-266-1627 or archiecook@email.com.

About Woodland Cemetery:
Few things in Des Moines are as old and contain more history than the grassy knolls and stately trees of Woodland Cemetery. The stories told by the monuments and headstones combine to form the history of the city as it has passed through civil and world wars, epidemics and natural disasters as well as the normal course of birth, life, and death. Passing through the narrow drives of the cemetery, you see stone etchings of the names of many citizens from our past who helped build Des Moines and are now a part of everyday life in our city's landscape, street and building names like Savery, Kenworthy, Ingersoll, Hubbell, Kaplan, Teachout, Fleur, Redhead, Polk, Sherman and Crocker.

Woodland Cemetery Tour