Have you ever stood in an old cemetery and thought, "How I wish these stones could talk"? The Fort Nisqually Time Travelers, a select group of living history re-enactors, had that same thought. Together with the Tacoma Cemeteries and Tacoma Historical Society they invite you to experience Tacoma's history as it comes to life in a unique, fascinating way at the Fifth Annual Living History Cemetery Tour. Nine historic re-enactors will portray people who had an impact on our history as they share their life stories from their grave sites. This year’s theme “Tacoma’s Icons” gives you the chance to hear the inspiring stories of movers and shakers such as Job Carr, Thea Foss and Bishop John Paddock.
Tours last one hour and start every 20 minutes from 6-7:40 p.m. on Friday, July 19 and 5:40-7:40 pm on Saturday, July 20 at Tacoma Cemetery, 4801 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. $8 advanced reservations are required and available Tuesday through Saturday at the Cemetery, (253) 472-3369.
As the cemetery ground is often uneven, comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.