Walking Tour of Woodland Cemetery


Single Day Event: Thursday, Sept. 6 OR Tuesday, Sept. 18; 4-6 PM

Location: Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines

Meet at the SE gate of the cemetery, MLK & Woodland.

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 25


This event will require two hours of standing and walking on uneven ground.


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


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



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