Historic Cemetery Explorations
“Thank you so much for the Cemetery and Walking Tours this evening! We had a great time and both learned some history about the area we didn’t know.” – Mary Ann
Each Historic Cemetery Exploration will focus on the stories of those interred at the cemeteries, their history and the symbolism of their tombstones. A general history of cemeteries, graveyards, and funereal practices will also be discussed. There will be discussion on the meaning of some of the symbols on the headstones, as well.
“I really appreciate the symbolism of the markings on the stones and the heartfelt epitaphs — sometimes biblical — sometimes written by loving family members,” said Lobkowicz. “You realize in a graveyard that there is so much to life; much of which is told by death in these often weather-worn memorials and the stories etched in their stone faces.”
Different from the regular Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, Red Cloak Historic Cemetery Explorations will not have much of a focus on ghosts and hauntings. However, the trademark Lady in the Red Cloak, dressed in period clothing, will still lead the tours.
“We’ve had a great response from both locals and visitors to the Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, with even long-time residents often exclaiming how little they knew about local history,” Lobkowicz said. “We’re hoping we can now really personalize our local history with Red Cloak Historic Cemetery Explorations by telling the stories of people who played a role in making that history, no mater how small their contribution.”
Each Red Cloak Historic Cemetery Exploration will be held during daylight hours in the early evening, last a little over an hour and may be combined with a regular Red Cloak Haunted History Tour. For more information and reservations contact the Lady in the Red Cloak at 207-380-3806. Our Historic Cemetery Explorations are often scheduled only by request, so please do call!
In addition, a trolley tour in conjunction with Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, will be held every Thursday afternoon in July – October. These tours will take you by the homes of some of the most famous inhabitants of early shipbuilding days in Bath and then take you to Oak Grove Cemetery to learn more of their lives in Bath, and about their burials. Please contact Maine Maritime Museum for tickets, 207-443-1316.
Red Cloak Regular Historic Cemetery Explorations will contribute $1 for each person on the tour to the local cemetery association or historical society, with that contribution included in the tour fee of $15 for adults and $7 for children.
“It’s a great way for the public to enjoy an entertaining and educational tour, while supporting the local historical societies or cemetery associations,” Lobkowicz said.
Click the links below to find more information about each Historic Cemetery Exploration and book directly, or contact us at right.
Camden’s Mt. View Cemetery Tour, Click Below
Wiscasset’s Ancient Burial Ground Cemetery Tour, Click Below
Newcastle’s Glidden Street Cemetery Tour, Click Below
Step Ons – Private Tours
“I wanted to say thanks so much for our tour in Camden, we loved it. I love to get the history, and stories, I am always amazed at the presentation.” Christa
As a seasoned tour guide, Sally Lobkowicz is a perfect choice for your private or step-on tours. Having lived in Maine for over 40 years she is very knowledgeable about Maine in general as well as specific areas.
Sally has done research for her Haunted History Tours of eight Maine towns and Mysterious Destinations Tours, and is a practiced genealogist. A lover of Maine, New England and Colonial history makes her well versed in history, trivia, lobster lore, lighthouses and more.
Places thought to be inaccessible may be accessible with Sally’s local knowledge.
Step-ons can be for a private driving tour, for a motor coach tour or anything in between. For rates and more information, please contact us, at right.
Purchase One of Our Books
“We had a great time on the Haunted Ghost Walk on Saturday night! I just started reading the book and like it very much!” Sam
Haunted Damariscotta, Ghosts of the Twin Villages and Beyond, by local author Greg Latimer (assisted by The Lady in the Red Cloak)
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Haunted History Walking Tour or Cemetery Tour Gift Card
This gift card entitles the bearer to one regular Red Cloak Tour, either a Cemetery Tour or a Haunted History Walking Tour.