Historic Preservation Month – Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour


 This tour departs from the veteran’s memorial to the right of the main entrance of Oak Hill Cemetery. Two walking tours will be offered simultaneously — one featuring the 19th century section of the cemetery and the other the 20th century portion.

This year, at one stop on each tour, history will come back to life with a costumed actor portraying a noted person buried in the cemetery. Each tour features Evansville history and biography, and touches on the tombstone art and symbolism.

You will see why Oak Hill Cemetery richly deserves to be on the National Register of Historic Places. Guides will be Jane Davies and Dennis M. Au and costumed portrayals will be performed by Malania Ripley and Chris Ripley.