Scenic cemeteries set for October exploration

September 27, 2013 by  

Guided tours of the Lexington Cemetery will take place throughout October, consisting of visits to monuments and graves dating back to the Civil War period.

The Mary Todd Lincoln House is the setting for the tours. The late Georgian house is a two-story structure which includes a stone water table and belt course, and was originally an inn built by William Palmateer.

The scenic beauty of the famous cemetery combines serenity with history. A non-profit organization, the Lexington Cemetery was established in 1849 and was a public cemetery for decades. Situated upon 170 acres, the landmark cemetery has over 66,000 interments and can actually accommodate more for the next century.

The tour will feature monuments, as well as graves from the historical period, and includes the plot for the Todd family.

Often, historical public attractions work closely with print companies in producing marketing and promotional materials. Brochure printers can prepare a full color piece to reflects content and images representing the entity. Publications can be handed out at the venue as a memento of the visit, or distributed throughout the region or in direct mail campaigns, perhaps targeting nearby areas like Louisville.

As space is limited for these tours in Lexington, reservations are highly recommended. The cost is $10 for the public and just $5 for members. The Henry Clay Monument at the Lexington Cemetery collects the admission. For more information, visit its website or contact 859-233-9999.

The tour is offered on October 6, 13, 20, and 27, beginning at 2:00 pm and lasting for approximately 90 minutes.