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Los Angeles, California

Tour Evergreen Cemetery with famed historian Nick Curry

Come learn the history behind the great city of Los Angeles by exploring the city's oldest cemetery.

Evergreen Memorial Park, located in Boyle Heights, is a place where one can trace the roots of how Los Angeles became the sprawling city it is today. It is the final resting place for many of the city's mayors, most prominent citizens, and pioneers. In addition, Evergreen is notable for Los Angeles's ethnic roots being full-on display here: Evergreen is one of the city's only cemeteries that never banned African-Americans from being buried there, plus large Chinese and Armenian sections fill up the area.

Our private tour will be lead by one of Los Angeles's preeminent historians, Nick Curry. His knowledge of the history of Los Angeles and the significance of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery is well-known throughout the region. He will provide facts, stories, and knowledge about some of more prominent graves, plus the cemetery as a whole .

Directions: Located in East Los Angeles, the cemetery can be accessed by taking the 10 or 5, depending on your location.

Details/special instructions. 

  • Saturday Nov 3, 9:30 am- 12 noon
  • Address: Evergreen Cemetery, 204 N Evergreen Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • Please arrive promptly at 9:30. The tour will start immediately.
  • Be prepared to walk. The cemetery is rather large and this will be a walking tour.
  • DO Bring your printed ticket with you, but DO NOT bother the cemetery office with it. They know we will be there, but would prefer not to be bothered about it.
  • Look for the "Atlas Obscura" sign when you arrive.