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2023 Historical Cemetery Tour

Saturday, October 28, 2023

09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Sunnyside & Municipal Cemeteries

1095 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90806, USA

Where Every Plot Has A Story!

You'll be entertained to death!

The Historical Society of Long Beach holds the Annual Historical Cemetery Tour at Long Beach Municipal Cemetery and Sunnyside Cemetery on the last Saturday of October. The all-ages event features graveside performances by community theater actors portraying the life of the person lying at rest. Actors perform in period-appropriate costumes. Each year’s program features a number of stories – some are individuals who helped shape the city’s political past, others are ordinary people whose tales remind us that rich or poor, famed or nearly forgotten, everyone has a story to tell. Attractions include Japanese American History, a dia de Los Muertos installation, talks by historians, authors signing local history books, and displays of Long Beach history.

 The tour is self-guided. First-person performances last 10 minutes and are repeated every 20 minutes from 9 AM to 2:40 PM. Arrive before noon for the full experience.

Bring lunch or your own refreshments and take advantage of our rest area under the trees. Long Beach Utilities is providing free water, please bring your bottle. 

The event attracts 1500 participants and engages the support of volunteers, the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation, and Marine, community, and regional leaders. Sponsors help keep ticket prices affordable.

There is limited onsite parking for compact automobiles. Carpooling is recommended and bicycle parking is available.

The Historical Cemetery Tour is the signature event of the Historical Society of Long Beach. It’s the most fun you will have in a cemetery.

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Visit www.hslb.org for information.

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