Old Burial Ground Tours - Old Burial Ground

Date: 08/11/11
Hours: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Price: $5 members $10 non members
228 Main St - 631 427-7045 ext 40
Huntington, ny 11743

Description: Imagine literally walking back in time! Join us as we stroll through Huntington's Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriquing stories connected with this wonderful historic site. Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs. This unforgettableprogram is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Following the burying ground we will visit the Soldiers & Sailors building located right next to the burying ground. The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building wascompleted in 1892 as a memorial to the 40 townsmen who died in the Civil War and as the permenant home of the Huntington Public Library. The building is the first of several monumental civic structures built in Huntington in the two decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. Advance tickets required. Please call 631-427-7045 x403 for purchase information. $5 for HHS members/ $10 for non-members. Children 7 and up are welcome. (Children 10 and under require a parent.) Please dress approporiately for the weather. Sneakers are stronly suggested. Please meet at the entrance of Soldiers & Sailors, 228 Main Street, Huntington.