Learn about history with Historic Newton on guided tours of neighborhood landmarks and historic areas with Newton Walks tours. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and is designed for walkers of all ages wearing sturdy shoes. To reserve your spot, register here for a tour. The suggested donation, $10 per person, may be paid in advance by using the donation link below. Pre-register to ensure your spot on the tour. Walk-ups on tour day are allowed if there is space.
Weather cancellations are announced on our web site at least two hours before tour time.
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Sunday, October 28, 3:30 p.m.
HALLOWEEN TOUR OF EAST PARISH BURYING GROUND
Who says cemeteries have to be spooky? Newton’s oldest cemetery, the East Parish Burying Ground, dates back to 1660 and serves as the resting place of Newton’s founding families. Learn about Newton’s history and explore this community resource as an educator from Historic Newton guides you in this special tour of the art of remembrance, and life and death in Newton. Hear the stories of those memorialized and consider the lives and deaths of those whose final resting places are unmarked. Meet at the corner of Cotton and Centre Streets; park on Cotton Street.
Our 2018 Walking Tour season ends after the October 28 tour. Thank you to all who walked with us in 2018! Please join us again in 2019 for a new series of tours.