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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$5.00 – $10.00

When the town of Fairfield was first designed in 1639, a burying ground was laid out on Beach Road, just south of the Fairfield Museum. On this walking tour of the Old Burying Ground, learn about the sculptural designs on the tombstones and their meanings. Discover the historic beliefs about death and the value of life at the time through the stories of local families including Thaddeus and Eunice Burr, Jonathan Sturges, and Caleb Brewster, as well as many of the ground’s earliest occupants, whose graves are no longer, or perhaps, never were marked.

$5 for members, $10 for non-members

Registration requested. We ask that participants register online, in advance of the tour.

Outdoor Guided Tours are limited to 20 people or less (depending on tour/area/site).

All participants on the Guided Tour must agree to socially distance.

No Refunds will be given unless the program is canceled by the Fairfield Museum. 

Details

Date:
June 30
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$5.00 – $10.00
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Venue

Fairfield Museum
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Phone:
(203) 259-1598
Website:
https://www.fairfieldhistory.org

Organizer

Fairfield Museum
Phone:
(203) 259-1598
Email:
info@fairfieldhs.org
Website:
https://www.fairfieldhistory.org

Tickets

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Walking Tour - Fairfield's Old Burying Ground - Non-Member
All participants on the Guided Tour must agree to socially distance. No Refunds will be given unless the program is canceled by the Fairfield Museum. Meet at the Old Burying Ground, located at 430 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824. Parking is available at the Fairfield Museum lot, located at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT.
$ 10.00
7 available
Walking Tour - Fairfield's Old Burying Ground - Fairfield Museum Member
All participants on the Guided Tour must agree to socially distance. No Refunds will be given unless the program is canceled by the Fairfield Museum. Meet at the Old Burying Ground, located at 430 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824. Parking is available at the Fairfield Museum lot, located at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT.
$ 5.00
10 available