Cincinnati SAR Members have a famous and special landmark in their own backyard.
As an active member of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, we have had quite a few events at the Spring Grove Cemetery. There is much to see and there is a lot of history within its boundaries.
There is a great way to learn more about this Cincinnati treasure.
Just wanted to share that the Cemetery conducts tours which are reasonable in price and very informative. There are tours on a motorized tram which occur three times per month from May through October.
The next tour is Sunday September 25th at 1:00PM. It appears they are still taking applications.
The cost is a $5.00 per person donation to the Heritage Foundation. Reservations / Registration is required as space is limited. Tour topics may vary.
We encourage you to take advantage of the beautiful fall like weather and learn more about this Cincinnati landmark.
Information about the Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum can be found via the following link:
Information about the upcoming Tram Tours can be found with the following link
Brief Background about the Spring Grove Cemetery
Members of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetery association in 1844. They endeavored to find a location suitable for creating a picturesque park like institution — a rural cemetery — contiguous to the city yet remote enough not to be disturbed by expansion.
They sought to acquire enough land to be used for funerary purposes into the indefinite future, which could be embellished with shrubbery, flowers, trees, walks, and rural ornaments.
These men traveled throughout the United States and Europe visiting cemeteries of outstanding reputation and beauty as they planned a cemetery that would equal the famed beauty of Pere la Chaise in Paris, and various outstanding cemeteries on the East Coast of the U.S. The ‘Spring Grove’s Heritage’ tour will teach you how Spring Grove began, about notable residents, and beautiful monuments, mausoleums, and horticulture.
Enjoy! Get out and learn more about Spring Grove Cemetery!