FAUSA Boston/New England’s October outing…
with Boston By Foot Tours
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Optional Lunch after - location TBD
King’s Chapel Burying Ground, 58 Tremont Street, Boston. Please arrive by 10:15 a.m.
Nearest T: Government Center or Park Street (equidistant)
Central Burying Ground, Boylston Street
$16 per person
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirm participation by mailing payment by Friday, October 13th to: Kathie O’Dowd, 1 Franklin Street #2807, Boston 02110 (973-216-9886)
Limited to a maximum of 16 participants
Inspired by America’s Bicentennial, Boston By Foot has presented engaging and thought-provoking tours of Boston since 1976. Experience the city as never imagined - by exploring three of downtown Boston's burying grounds. Get in the mood for Halloween while you learn about the customs surrounding death and dying in Puritan New England. Dig deeper into the religious views, practices, symbolism, and traditions of death in Boston.
Beginning at King's Chapel Burying Ground, this tour will lift the veil of mystery surrounding gravestone art and how styles of gravestones changed over the years, how the poor were buried when there wasn’t room for a potter’s field, how the evolution of small, haphazardly laid out graveyards to modern-day suburban cemeteries was spearheaded in the Boston area.
Who knew death could be so much fun?