BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE
Bayfront Westcott House is continuing our series of FREE things to do while visiting our historic city.
On the third Saturday of the month, Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tours will take you through the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida, with burials from the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Tolomato Cemetery is located in St Augustine, Florida, the oldest European-founded city in the United States, and was in use as a cemetery from the 18th century until 1884. This beautiful space is the last resting place of some 1,000 St. Augustinians, including many people important to the history of Florida and the United States. It is a distillation of St Augustine history in less than one acre, starting with the First Spanish Period, when Tolomato was a Franciscan mission, and going through its use as a cemetery during the British Period and the Second Spanish Period and then on through Florida’s Territorial and early Statehood periods. The cemetery is open to the public once a month. Visit it, learn about it and feel yourself surrounded by the past of this historic city.
What’s happening at Tolomato Cemetery?
TOUR SCHEDULE: GUIDED TOURS
Guided tours begin at 11:00 am and are hourly. The last is at 2:00 pm. They are also available upon request at other times during our Open Days. Let the people at the gate know that you’d like a guided tour.
A Self Guided Tour is always provided.
Open Free of Charge to the Public on the Third Saturday of each Month.
Private tours may be arranged with at least TWO WEEKS prior notice. A donation is requested. Please contact us at email@example.com.