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Historic Cemetery Picnic Tour: Winnapaug Farm Preserve

Tuesday May 23rd @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our last stop of our Spring Historic Cemetery Tours and discover the history of cemetery picnics.

There are nearly 90 historic burial grounds in Westerly, five of which are on Westerly Land Trust properties. The WLT is hosting Michael Carroll, Executive Director of Rediscovering History, Inc. and Larry Hunter, local commissioner of the Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historic Cemeteries and member of Rediscovering History, Inc. for our last stop on our Spring tour: Winnapaug Farm Preserve.

Pack your picnic baskets, beverages, and blankets or lawn chairs, and experience a fad of the past! Michael will take us back in time to the 19th and early 20th century when picnics in cemeteries were a fashionable and respectful way to stay connected to both the living and the dead. Larry will lead us through a history lesson and Cemetery 101 introduction.

  • Carry in/ Carry out
  • Tours are recommended for adults.
  • Please prepare for being out in the grass and woods, and bring bug repellant and water.
  • Sign up for 1 or all 3 tours as each burial ground offers its own unique characteristics and experience.
  • Tours are FREE for WLT members and $10 for not-yet-members, which Larry has generously pledged to donate to WLT.

Not a WLT member yet, but would like to be? CLICK HERE. Joining us with a family member? Sign up for our family membership and get not only a discount on attending all three tours but also all our other monthly adventures!


Tuesday May 23rd
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Winnapaug Farm Preserve
109-119 Rhode Island 1A
Westerly, RI 02891 United States
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