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Hartsdale, New York

Obscura Day 2015: Hartsdale Pet Cemetery

Join us for a private tour of America's first pet burial ground and the oldest continuously operating pet cemetery in the world.

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery has been in continuous operation since 1896 when veterinarian Samuel Johnson first offered his private apple orchard as a final resting place for a client's well-loved dog.

Since that day Hartsdale has grown to hold over 80,000 pets, ranging from cats and dogs to the more exotic; including several monkeys and even a pet lion once belonging to a Russian princess. Join cemetery aficionado Allison Meier this Obscura Day for a guided tour through some of the touching histories and loving epitaphs of the truly adored pets that are forever memorialized within Hartsdale Pet Cemetery's historic grounds.

Details/Special Instructions:
Saturday, May 30, 10:30am- 2:30 pm
Tickets: $25
We'll be meeting at the Grand Central Terminal Clock in the main concourse at 10:30am before catching a 10:54 Harlem train towards North White Plains. From the Hartsdale train station it will be a 15-20 minute walk to the pet cemetery, so please wear appropriate walking shoes.
Transportation costs are not included in the price of the ticket, so please buy your train tickets at the station.
Those wishing to drive may meet us at the front cemetery gates at 11:50am; please let us know in advance if you plan on meeting us in Hartsdale.
A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to Hartsdale Pet Cemetery.