Our guide, Liz Lane, is a professional researcher and genealogist. She has been actively involved in this career for 14 years. What originally started as a hobby has turned into a passionate profession for her. Ms. Lane developed an avid interest in cemeteries as a child when she spent afternoons with her parents and grandfather driving around visiting obscure cemeteries. When she moved to Atchison in 1997 she became completely enamored with one of Atchison’s most picturesque and oldest cemeteries, Mount Vernon. This cemetery contains impressive monuments to those who built Atchison into a thriving commercial river town. Other features include presentations of funeral and mourning customs and defining the symbols that were etched into grave markers.
Please check in at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. 10th St., 15 minutes before event. We will caravan to the cemetery.
This tour is a walking tour on uneven surfaces, please wear appropriate footwear. There are no indoor stops during the tour. Please dress accordingly.
Tickets: $16, Lantern Tours $17
($1 of ticket price goes to Mt. Vernon Cemetery Association for Cemetery improvements)
2015 Event Schedule:
- Sept. 26 (1-2:30 p.m.)
- Oct. 3 (1-2:30 p.m.) & (6:00-7:30 p.m.) Lantern Tour
- Oct. 10 (1-2:30 p.m.)
- Oct. 17 (1-2:30 p.m.)
- Oct. 24 (1-2:30 p.m.) & (6:00-7:30 p.m.) Lantern Tour
- Oct. 31 (1-2:30 p.m.) & (6-7:30 p.m.) Lantern Tour