Join us for a guided tour!
(Excerpts from Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum October Newsletter)
Join us for a Fall Tour at the Cemetery before they go away! We have openings for guided tours to see the fall colors in the arboretum. Our Arboretum Tour is perfect for the tree enthusiast and our Historical Tour is perfect for the lover of history. Reservations are required and you can sign up by clicking here.
Members of First Baptist Church of Dayton at Woodland Cemetery Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Did you know that there is a section at Woodland for members of the First Baptist Church of Dayton? The section is the resting place of many of Dayton’s most prominent citizens including generations of the Barney Family, the Thresher Family, the Crawford Family and many more.
This tour will take you on a journey of this special section and members of the First Baptist Church of Dayton and will include visiting the gravesites of Rev. Dr. Henry Colby, Thomas B. Fordham and Col. Edward A. Deeds.
Rev. Dr. Kent Berghuis, current pastor at First Baptist Church will be guiding this tour.
Tour will launch from the Eichelberger Plaza at the main entrance of the cemetery on Woodland Avenue.
Cemetery Symbols Walking Tour at Woodland Cemetery Sunday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones? Thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating attitudes towards death and the hereafter, membership in a fraternal or social organization, or an individual's trade, occupation or even ethnic identity.
While many of these tombstone symbols have fairly simple interpretations, it is not always easy to determine their meaning and significance. We were not present when these symbols were carved into the stone and can't claim to know our ancestors' intentions. They may have included a particular symbol for no other reason than because they thought it was pretty. Register here for this tour Tour will launch from the Eichelberger Plaza at the main entrance of the cemetery on Woodland Avenue.
Woodland Indoor Mausoleum Tour Sunday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Construction on the Mausoleum began in 1968 and was completed in 1970. Today, more than 5,500 persons rest
peacefully in this community building that houses alcoves of unique stained glass windows in woodland themes from literature and poetry, a beautiful Mosaic tiled wall and magnificent European marble. We’ll visit each of the windows and talk about their theme as well as visit Dayton’s notables resting within such as: Charles F. and Virginia W. Kettering, Jeraldyne Blunden, James A. Parsons, Jr. and Clara Weisenborn. The tour is indoors in a climate controlled area. Register here for this tour You may park in front of the Mausoleum and meet in the main entrance lobby.
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum | 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, OH 45409
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Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is Site #8 on the Aviation Trail