Downtown Montgomery Convention Center District


Historic Oakwood Cemetery with Jeff Benton

Historic Oakwood Cemetery with Jeff Benton

Oakwood Cemetery 829 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104

Category: History, Family, Community

Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

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Discover Montgomery with a walking tour of Oakwood Cemetery’s Eastern Annex. Learn how sentiments and understanding about death have changed over the years. Jeff Benton, local historian and author, leads the tour from the Royal Air Force and Free French World War II cemeteries to Hank Williams’ grave, Eternal Rest Cemetery, Union Civil War Memorial and St. Margaret’s Cemetery – and places of interest along the route. Learn about the changing architectural styles of marking graves with Celtic crosses, urns, columns, obelisks and more.

The tour begins at 1:30 p.m. and is free to Landmarks members; $10 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased here or at the Old Alabama Town Museum Store during business hours. Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery members need only present their membership cards for free tour admission.

Tour participants are asked to meet at the Hank Williams Memorial in Oakwood Cemetery’s Eastern Annex: it’s marked from Lower Wetumpka Road. Wear comfortable shoes. Sunday morning, the annual British and French memorial Remembrance Sunday ceremony precedes the 1:30 walking tour at 10:30 a.m. November 11 is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

For more information, call 334-240-4500.