Twilight Cemetery Tours


Dead men don’t tell tales, but their tombstones do! Historic St. Luke’s Church has been the site of burials since the 1600’s. Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a guided tour through the Ancient Cemetery. We have times dates for cemetery tours this Halloween season on October 16: a family-friendly tour at 6pm and Adults Only tours from 7-10pm. Learn about local lore and ancient curses through a historical lens, and separate fact from fiction.

(Please note that the nature of these events means that the Twilight Tours are not ADA compliant and we may not be able to accommodate special needs.)

Family Friendly Twilight Cemetery Tour

Date: October 16 @ 6:00 pm

Price: $15 per person, advance ticket purchase encouraged, snacks provided. 

This is a kid-friendly and family-friendly version of our Twilight Cemetery Tours scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday evening. Tickets are $15 per person and children under the age of 5 tour for free. Tickets are not required for children under the age of 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks and warm beverages will be provided. Plan to enjoy the complimentary craft table with your kids. St. Luke’s has been the site of burials since the 1600’s. Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a guided tour through the Ancient Cemetery. The experience will take approximately 30 minutes.

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Adults Only Twilight Cemetery Tour

Date: October 16, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm

Price: $25 per person, advance ticket purchase encouraged, light refreshments provided. Tours run hourly.

A hard cider tasting featuring Sly Clyde Ciderworks will be included in the experience. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate. IDs will be checked at the door and anyone without an ID or who is younger than 21 years old will not be admitted.

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About St. Luke’s:

St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum is home to Virginia’s Oldest open cemetery. With the oldest marked grave dated 1767 and numerous unmarked graves nestled by the ancient church building, St. Luke’s cemeteries began as a church graveyard after the church was built in the late 17th Century. Memorial stones surround the building to adorn the existing landscape of the sacred grounds. Today, the hallowed grounds give witness to lives and memories of generations past. All are welcome to tour our grounds, walk the serene landscape, and enjoy the peaceful natural environment. Many come to visit loved ones and ancestors. The carefully maintained cemetery is a testament to our pledge of perpetual care–that we will always care for this place. Our rich history spans four centuries. Yet, our history is not complete. We may be Virginia’s Oldest Cemetery, but there remains room for you to “Become Part of History”.