Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours – New Bern NC

Event Title:

Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours

Dates/Times:

July 6, 2013 at 4:00pm
July 13, 2013 at 4:00pm
July 20, 2013 at 4:00pm
July 27, 2013 at 4:00pm

Location:

Cedar Grove Cemetery
701 George Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Description:

Established in 1799, Cedar Grove Cemetery contains more than 1,000 marked graves. Some of the earliest “residents” fought in the American Revolution, and the cemetery abounds in grave sites of Confederate soldiers. Others buried at Cedar Grove were artists, educators and politicians who played key roles in the early North Carolina history.

Preservation of Cedar Grove is the focus of the Earl of Craven Questers, a group comprised of 20 women who reside in the Downtown Historic District. The local group is a participating unit in Questers International, which supports preservation in this country and Canada. In the past dozen years the Earl of Craven Questers have raised and invested more than $40,000 in preservation work at Cedar Grove.

Currently the Earl of Craven Questers are partnering with the City of New Bern on two major projects—landscaping of the Confederate Memorial and repair of the main entry to the Cemetery, the so-called “weeping arch.”

Admission:

Tickets may be purchased at the New Bern Historical Society or at the tour site. The cost is $10, will all proceeds going to preservation work at the Cemetery.

Organization:

Earl of Craven Questers

Phone/E-mail:

(252) 635-1374

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