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Cemetery Walking Tour


Classes for Adults / Trips & Travelogues -
Summer 2022 - Adult

Experience the legendary Cemetery Walking Tour visiting various cemeteries, reviewing the history of early Saint Paul and the men and women who made it happen. Please note there are no bathrooms and transportation is on your own between the multiple locations visited.   

Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing)

First Night: Meet at the East Gate of Calvary Cemetery, 753 Front Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103. (the open gate on Front Street)

Second Night: Meet at Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117. (Meet in the parking lot by the office at Oakland Cemetery)

Third Night: Meet at Temple Mount Zion Cemetery, 1670 Payne Avenue, St Paul, MN 55117. (NE corner of Payne and Larpenteur)  We will visit other locations this night as well - transportation is on your own.

*Please note there will be walking on both flat and uneven terrain each night, with few places to sit. 

* *Only participants listed on tour roster may attend the tour.

All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program. SPPS currently requires masks for all people in a school setting (ages 2 and older), including all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a qualifying exemption. This includes (but is not limited to) indoor fitness classes and during culinary classes when not eating or drinking.

Mary Benton Hummel

Mary-Benton Hummel, seriously over-educated with six college degrees and working on a seventh, has been teaching with Community Education since 1980. Best known for her Cemetery Walking Tour, she also offers a smorgasbord of classes in other areas such as knitting, letterpress printing, basketry, and pop-up cards. She loves to teach, sharing anything she knows on almost any subject, and enjoys watching the toads that have taken residence in one of her window wells. 

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Calvary Cemetery
Saturday, Jul 9
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Oakland Cemetery
Saturday, Jul 16
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Mount Zion Temple Cemetery
Saturday, Jul 23
9:30 - 11:30 AM

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Min Age   16 yr.

Full - waiting list


$ 36.00
Class Cost