2020 Cemetery Walk

2020 Cemetery Walk

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Going Virtual in 2020!

Performing the Bluff City Cemetery Walk virtually was a very tough decision, but the safety of our volunteers and guests are first priority. The actors were filmed at the beautiful backdrop of Bluff City Cemetery and a high-definition video (suitable for all mobile devices and big screen TV’s) will be presented on our You Tube channel that you can enjoy in your own home. The video will premiere on September 27th at 9am and be available to watch on demand until October 4, 2020. We are excited to offer the walk experience to a wider online audience, with safety as a priority.


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Overview of the Bluff City Cemetery Walk

The Bluff City Cemetery Walk has been an Elgin tradition since 1987. Located at 945 Bluff City Boulevard, the Cemetery is a nonsectarian cemetery that has provided the final resting place for area residents since 1889. Bluff City Cemetery’s 108-acres of well maintained grounds, bordering fen and butterfly garden provide a beautiful and peaceful setting for visitors to remember loved ones. The purpose of this event is to provide insight into Elgin’s unique residents and history, enjoy the beauty of the Bluff City grounds and educate people about the importance of preserving cemeteries. The Elgin History Museum organizes this much anticipated event that attracts over three hundred people a year. All the participants organizing and participating in the event are volunteers.

Bluff City Cemetery Walk 2020

If you have any further questions about the tour, please call the Elgin History Museum at (847) 742-4248 or email cemeterywalk@elginhistory.org.