Look closely at the markings in an older cemetery, and you might notice a common theme of doves and lambs engraved on many of the tombstones. Listen closely during this walking tour of Columbia Cemetery, and you might find out why.
We will tour the cemetery where you'll learn about the Victorian-era resting place's fascinating and complex history. We’ll also hear about why most grave markers point to the East, how to “read” the clues and patterns found on the headstones, and more about decoding these memorials to the dead.
This tour is in partnership with Museum of Boulder.
Situated on 10.5 acres at Ninth and Pleasant Streets, the cemetery is a virtual "Who's Who" of early Boulder—a historic, cultural, and artistic resource containing the remains of many of the city’s founders and pioneers.
Hi. I'm Crystal, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.
I have a variety of interests and find experts to guide these tours. I run these tours as a side hobby so I can explore and bring people with me.
For this event, I’ll be partnering with Mary Reilly-McNellan, retired cemetery preservation manager.
For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.
Street parking near the cemetery. Please come prepared with weather-appropriate clothing, a water bottle, and comfortable shoes. This walk will take place rain or shine.
There are 10 spots available on this experience.
Guests ages 11 and up can attend.
- Please come prepared with weather-appropriate clothing, a water bottle, and comfortable shoes. This walk will take place rain or shine.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.