Guided Tour of Beverly Cemetery: Exploring Local History


Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 2pm
Beverly, West Virgini

Beverly Cemetery  2015


This Saturday, the Beverly Heritage Center is hosting an afternoon walk in the Beverly Cemetery, a historic property where local names and traditions abound. Beverly resident Karl Mulac, along with other docents, will lead guests in an exploration of historic burial, grief, and remembrance practices.

The Beverly cemetery dates to 1768, when two early settlers were buried on this knoll just above the Tygart River. It is now one of the oldest public cemeteries in the area, and considered to be the oldest west of the Allegheny Mountains.

"Walk with us as we examine the customs and grave markings of Beverly’s past," invites tour guide Mulac. "After a brief overview, we will venture amongst the weathered tombstones to discuss the meanings of the symbols, words, and materials we find."

"Cemeteries are in constant danger of being overlooked," adds AFHA AmeriCorps member Bree Wallace. "We want to help ensure that these important properties are preserved for future generations. History just doesn’t get more real than this."

The Cemetery Walk will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 2 pm. The tour will take place in the Beverly Cemetery, located on Route 219/250, and will last until approximately 3:30 pm. The Beverly Heritage Center will also be open for its normal hours, from 11 am to 5 pm.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for Beverly Heritage Center members and children under 12. Participants are encouraged to wear flat shoes, as cemetery terrain is uneven. Docents will also be available for assistance.

For more information on this event, please call the Beverly Heritage Center at (304) 637-7424, send an email to, or visit  the Facebook Page for late-breaking updates.

PO Box 227 / 4 Court Street  -  Beverly, WV 26253
304-637-7424  -