Kensico Cemetery will be offering free walking tours of the Kensico grounds in early May. All tours run from 5:30PM to 7PM and cover about a half-mile section of the cemetery.

The Tower Loop Tour, offered for the first time, is set for Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 5 with highlights including a subway surprise, a silent film director, two sculptures hidden in plain sight, a Titanic mystery, a Hungarian dessert, a runaway horse, a vehicle that was awarded a Purple Heart, and a tribute to Twinkies.

The Ossipee Loop Tour, offered last year for the first time, will be offered with two new stops on Tuesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 12. Highlights include a baseball legend and his boss; two inventors; a movie theatre mogul; a World’s Fair mystery; a controversial circus connection, a scandalous scofflaw, a Sentimental Gentleman, a Broadway angel, and one good witch.

The tour guides are Patrick Raftery, Associate Director/Librarian; Westchester County Historical Society along with Judith C. Mitchell, Public Relations Consultant for Kensico Cemetery.

The tours are free, but reservations are required by emailing tours@kensico.org. indicating tour date choice. Directions and details will be included in the confirmation email.

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