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Riverside Cemetery Moonlight History & Mystery Tour

October 14, 2016

Learn more about life in Denver through its famous dead on the Riverside Cemetery Moonlight History & Mystery Tour. The tour will touch on the turmoil and triumphs of early Queen City families like the Tabors, as well as such political powerhouses as former slave and Colorado pioneer Clara Brown.

An October tradition, these moonlit excursions focus on secret history, not scares. Wear warm clothes, but don’t dress in costume (people might be visiting their loved ones).

The first tour starts at 4:30 p.m. and the last takes off at 7:30; each runs between 90 and 120 minutes.

Multiple tour dates: 10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/22, 10/28 and 10/29

More info and tickets: http://fairmount-cemetery.com/tours/


More about Riverside:

Historic Riverside Cemetery dates back to 1876 and holds the distinction of being Denver’s Pioneer Cemetery and oldest operating cemetery.

Riverside is a reflection of the cultural diversity of the early settlers and is the final resting place of many of Colorado’s most notable citizens including Clara Brown, Augusta Tabor, Miguel Otero, Barney and Julia Ford, Cpt. Silas Soule and Gov. John Evans, as well as 1,200 Civil War veterans and three Medal of Honor recipients.

Designated a National Historic District in 1994, Riverside was brought into the Fairmount family in the early 1900s and is the city’s oldest operating cemetery. Stroll through Riverside and you’ll find unique sculptures in granite, marble, limestone and bronze standing as guardians of Colorado’s history. Among the collection of irreplaceable funerary art is a rare zinc soldier monument, part of the largest known collection of zinc monuments in North America.


October 14, 2016


Riverside Cemetery
5201 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216 United States
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