Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HistoryMiami Presents Ghost Tours Of Miami City Cemetery

In honor of Halloween, HistoryMiami's City Tours is hosting ghoulish Miami City Cemetery tours. There are two nighttime tours; on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29 from 8pm-10pm. For those faint-of-heart, the daylight walk is on Saturday, October 29 from 10am-noon.

Many prominent figures are buried at Miami’s City Cemetery, including settler Julia Tuttle, known by many as "the mother of Miami," and business pioneers like the Burdine family. It was created in 1887, making it the first and oldest cemetery in Miami. Visitors can appreciate the rare tropical plants and trees here, as well as, admire the Mediterranean Revival architecture, and the historic styles of the tombstones and mausoleums.

These Ghost Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn more about Miami’s fascinating past through the cemetery’s inhabitants. Featuring historian Dr. Paul George and other HistoryMiami guides, tourgoers will hear some of the tragic and bizarre stories of those entombed at City Cemetery, for example, the story of the “Lady in Concrete,” a woman buried in concrete by her loving husband who chose this method to preserve her body for eternity.

To book these City Tours or for information please call 305-375-1621, e-mail, or visit the City Tours website.

HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. The organization accomplishes this through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications. Learn more online at

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