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Oakdale Cemetery Tours

WALKING TOURS

April 27, 2019 (Saturday)

Horticultural Tour with Eric Kozen, Superintendent. Mr. Kozen has decades of horticultural experience and will delight you with the knowledge of the flora of Oakdale. There are truly magnificent specimens found in Oakdale and Mr. Kozen will tour the grounds showing off the true gems of a rural garden cemetery. Tour begins at 10:00am and will last about two hours. $10.00 for non-members; FREE for members. Tours are cancelled in event of inclement weather.

May 18, 2019 (Saturday) – FLASHLIGHT TOUR

Historical walking tours of North Carolina’s oldest rural cemetery will be given by local historians, Dr. Chris Fonvielle, Robin Triplett and Superintendent Eric Kozen. Each of these historians will lead you through the cemetery and speak about the history of Oakdale, Civil War veterans, Funerary Art as well as a taste of Oakdale’s prominent citizens. Tour is from 7:30 pm till 9:30 pm. Cost is $15.00 per person and you must supply your own flashlight. Tours are cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

June 15, 2019 (Saturday)

Historical walking tours of North Carolina’s oldest rural cemetery will be given by local historian, Robin Triplett. Ms. Triplett will lead you on a journey through Oakdale and will delight you with many tales of those interred in the cemetery. Learn some local history from a long time Wilmingtonian. Tour is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cost of the tour is $10.00 per person. Tours are cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

July 20, 2019 (Saturday) 

Historical walking tour of North Carolina’s oldest rural cemetery will be given by the Cemetery Superintendent, Eric Kozen who will take you on a journey of the past. He will focus on the beginnings of the cemetery as well as explain some of the funerary art and some tales of those who are laid to rest here. Tour is from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. $10.00 for non-members and FREE to members. Tours are cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

September 21, 2019 (Saturday) – FLASHLIGHT TOUR

Historical walking tours of North Carolina’s oldest rural cemetery will be given by local historians, Dr. Chris Fonvielle, Robin Triplett and Superintendent Eric Kozen. Each of these historians will lead you through the cemetery and speak about the history of Oakdale, Civil War veterans, Funerary Art as well as a taste of Oakdale’s prominent citizens. Tour is from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm. Cost is $15.00 per person and you must supply your own flashlight. Tours are cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

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