The 2017 Bluff City Cemetery Walk will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11am-3pm. More details about this year’s event will start to be posted on this page by late July 2017.
The annual Historic Bluff City Cemetery Walk in Elgin has been a tradition since 1987. The purpose of this event is to provide insight into Elgin’s unique history and to eliminate some of the uneasiness associated with cemeteries. The Elgin Area Historical Society organizes this much anticipated event that attracts over three hundred people a year. Visitors are generally taken on a 90 minute guided tour through the scenic Bluff City Cemetery to grave sites of former residents, portrayed by actors in period costumes. Visitors will also learn about fascinating lives and various cemetery symbolism all while strolling the expansive cemetery grounds. Visitors to the cemetery walk are encouraged to plan for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Chairs will be available at each of the vignettes but visitors will be expected to walk and stay with their guide. Cemetery walk guides try their best to speak loudly but they do not carry any amplification equipment.