An After-Dark Cemetery Party

I admit to spending a lot of time in cemeteries but never at an event like this one. On the night of October 15, 2016, Atlas Obscura and Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery invited fifteen hundred New Yorkers to explore the 19th-century garden cemetery’s expansive grounds. The guests made their own pathways by the light of the moon through the evening in order to discover hidden surprises, unusual entertainment and incredible access to rare historic spaces.

If you missed out this year, stay informed about future Atlas Obscura events by joining Atlas Obscura’s mailing list. Next fall’s Into the Veil event will be taking place at both Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn and at Philadelphia’s historic Laurel Hill.


Osceola Co, Fla Historical Society sponsors a ‘Dinner with the Dead’ in a local cemetary. Re-enactors portray some of the notable deceased who are in there. Well attended and informative.


Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, Oregon, has two tours a month, the Historical Tour and an Art and Epitaph Tour. Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery, an all-volunteer non-profit, also offer nine self-guided tours and tours for classes or groups. At Halloween they offer the Tour of Untimely Departures at night.


I am very familiar with Greenwood Cemetery from street views. There are Revolutionary War veterans buried there up to recent burials. I resent a night time party in this historic cemetery


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