Woodland Cemetery Tour


Single Day Event: Thursday, September 14, 4-6:30 PM

Location: Woodland Cemetery, DM

(Meet at the gate at the southeast corner of the cemetery, MLK and Woodland.)

Cost: $15

Class Limit: 25

This event will require extended standing and walking on uneven ground.


People have been touring Des Moines’ historic Woodland Cemetery for generations. Founded in 1848, it is the site of more than 80,000 graves, many of which have lessons to teach us. At each of the 23 stops along the way, participants will learn about the lives of Des Moines’ early families through stories and visuals.


Instructor Archie Cook has taught history in Des Moines’ schools for 20 years. He is a member of the State Historical Society of Iowa, the Des Moines Historical Society, the Iowa Genealogical Society, and the Iowa Archaeological Society.

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