Friends of The Kensico Cemetery, Inc. (“Friends of Kensico Cemetery”) has announced the return of the popular Historical Walking Tours throughout the grounds. These tours will be held in addition to exciting new Tree Tours, as part of the public programming for The Kensico Cemetery Arboretum. These engaging experiences provide a unique opportunity for visitors to delve into the rich history and natural beauty of Kensico Cemetery. All tours will be in May and held from 5:30-7:00 PM.

The Ossipee and Tower Loop Tours will once again captivate participants with intriguing stories and fascinating highlights. The Ossipee Loop Tour will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, and Thursday, May 9th, 2024, or visitors can explore The Tower Loop Tour on Tuesday, May 14th, and Thursday, May 16th. Led by Patrick Raftery, Associate Director/Librarian at Westchester County Historical Society and a board member of Friends of Kensico Cemetery, Inc., these tours promise to uncover captivating tales from the past.

The Tree and Landscape Tour makes its debut on the last two Thursdays of May (23rd and 30th). The May 23rd tour will be guided by David Prosser, ISA Certified Arborist and Land Steward of Pound Ridge Land Conservancy. The May 30th tour will be guided by Mike Cook, ISA Certified Arborist and Superintendent of Grounds at Kensico Cemetery. These tours offer a fresh perspective on the intertwining of nature and history within the grounds. All tours are free of charge, but reservations are required. Reserve your spot using the RSVP function on the event page at https://www.kensico.org/events/ and select the tour date of your choice. Directions and additional details will be provided in the confirmation email.

Kensico President Matthew G. Parisi remarked, “Walking Tours are Friends of Kensico Cemetery’s way of encouraging the community to know and appreciate, as we do, the fascinating stories throughout these beautiful grounds.” Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to explore the history and natural wonders of Kensico Cemetery on a memorable journey through time and nature! For more information, please contact events@kensico.org.

Friends of The Kensico Cemetery, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the welfare of The Kensico Cemetery through historical preservation and education. The Kensico Cemetery is a not-for-profit membership corporation established in 1889 to serve the burial needs of the New York metropolitan area.

The Kensico Cemetery Arboretum stands as the only designated Level II Arboretum in Westchester County and is recognized as an accredited Level II Arboretum by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Register of Arboreta.

Date Posted: April 12, 2024

  • April 12, 2024

    Friends of The Kensico Cemetery Renews Annual Historical Tours, Announces New Tree Tours

    Friends of The Kensico Cemetery, Inc. (“Friends of Kensico Cemetery”) has announced the return of the popular Historical Walking Tours throughout the grounds. These tours will be held in addition to exciting new Tree Tours, as part of the public programming for The Kensico Cemetery Arboretum. These engaging experiences provide a unique opportunity for visitors [...]

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