Waterbury’s Riverside Cemetery Offering Guided Tour
As we get into the month of October, the scary movies start appearing. I watched Christine the other night, just because it was on.
With trick or treating in question this year, outdoor events are also coming to a close before the cold weather really sets in. If you're interested in getting out and doing something darkly different, how about being a "Tombstone Tourist" for a day?
Cemetery tourism is a real thing. For many years, a few among us have paid visits to the grave sites of notable national celebrities and musicians, and local heroes, too. Waterbury's Riverside Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places, with an incredible array of stonework, statues, complex, ornate tombstones and beautifully-kept grounds. Coming up next Saturday, October 17, 2020, they're going to be offering a walking tour.
Riverside Cemetery is located in Waterbury along the bank of the Naugatuck River, right in the shadow of the Mixmaster of the Rt. 8/I-84 interchange. The cemetery was dedicated in 1853, and placed on the Historic Register in 1988. It's got a total of 36 acres and it's filled with neo-classical, Gothic, and romantic designs. Most of the significant monuments were erected between 1870 and 1920, the craftsmanship is exceptional on most.
The tour of Riverside is happening on Saturday October 17, 2020, at 1PM. The organizers suggest that you arrive early, due to the fact that parking can be challenging. They are also asking for a $10 donation to help out the nearby Brooklyn Neighborhood Association.