For Immediate Release
September 10, 2018
The human drama unfolds as you wander the grounds of historic Drummond Hill Cemetery at night this fall. As the sun sets on four select dates, you’ll glimpse into the lives–and deaths–of some of Niagara’s famous and not-so-famous historical figures.
Based on journal entries kept by cemetery sexton William Dalton, costumed guides provide first-hand accounts of the most interesting people who helped shape the City of Niagara Falls. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. People who sacrificed all they could in wartime. People who led the community in good times and in bad.
The City of Niagara Falls History Museum is pleased once again to offer night-time walking tours of Drummond Hill Cemetery, one of Canada’s most historic cemeteries. New this year are shorter, earlier, twilight tours at 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
“Many of our guests have expressed a desire to participate in the tours in daylight,” said Sara Byers, Coordinator of the Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours. “We decided to offer these more comfortable experiences to people who might not otherwise venture out into the cemetery after dark. The stories are the same.”
The Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours are scheduled for Friday, October 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday, October 20 and 27 at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after each tour at the Battle Ground Hotel Museum. Tours depart from the cemetery gates located on Buchner Place off Drummond Road. A rain or shine event, participants are encouraged to dress according to the weather conditions. Recommended for ages 14+ as some content may not be suitable for younger audiences.
Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased in advance by telephone (with credit card payment) or in person at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Niagara Falls History Museum at 905-358-5082.
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