While Forest Lawn and Hollywood Forever may get more recognition due to their celebrity residents, Evergreen Memorial Park in Boyle Heights is the quintessential Los Angeles cemetery, representing the true melting pot nature of our fair city.
Established on August 23rd, 1877, Evergreen Memorial Park and Crematory became the first official cemetery in the new blossoming metropolitan of Los Angeles. 136 years later, the cemetery is still very much active and acts as a living (rather dead) history lesson on how a small western Mexican town became the City of Angels we all know.
Join the head of Obscura Society LA, Matt Blitz, as we explore and discover this amazing cemetery. Tales will be spun and graves will be found as Matt will lead the group through this densely populated park.
Armed with a love for Los Angeles history and great knowledge of this under-appreciated cemetery, Matt will fill you in with all the history, stories, and facts that this park has to offer.
Notes for this adventure:
- We will be walking through an old graveyard for about an hour to hour and half. Please dress for the weather.
- Please be respectful of services and mourners that may be in the park while we tour.
- Street parking is available.
- Meet in front of the cemetery office. Tour will start promptly at 11 am.
-Bathrooms and water may not be available to us. Please come prepared.
-Part of the proceeds will be donated to the cemetery.