Due to weather, the Cemetery Stroll has been rescheduled for
Sunday, October 19 from 2 to 4:30 pm.

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2-4:30 p.m., at historic Maple Hill Cemetery,
more than 65 costumed characters will "come alive" to represent notables
from the past during the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll.

This event is free to the public. Donations welcome.

More than 200 years of history will come alive for the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll.
Costumed volunteers will share the stories of over 65 notables, both famous and infamous,
who shaped the future of Huntsville and Alabama. Included are five Alabama Governors,
soldiers from past wars, artist, poet and writer Maria Howard Weeden, the notorius madam,
Molly Teal and Tallulah Bankhead visiting her parent's graves.

Maple Hill was deeded to the city in 1822 and is one the largest cemeteries in Alabama,
with almost 80,000 people buried within its grounds. The history of Maple Hill is
also the history of the southeast during America's southern and westward expansion.
Governors, bricklayers, paupers, the famous and the infamous are all buried within its borders.
Years of damage from pollution, vandalism and neglect necessitated the need
for an organization that helps ensure the preservation of this historical landmark.

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Maple Hill Cemetery - a history written in headstones and monuments - has been damaged by pollution, vandals, and neglect. Proceeds from the historic homes tour are used to restore the cemetery's grounds and grave markers.

School children enjoy their annual tour of the grounds where they learn much about the history of the South from descriptions of the characters buried there - dating from the Revolutionary, 1812, Spanish American, and Civil War eras. These children have also helped raise money to restore damaged grave markers.

UPDATED 09.18.14