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Historic Columbia to hold Moonlight Cemetery tour on July 10

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Historic Columbia will hold another of its popular Moonlight Cemetery Tours on July 10. .The tours will take place at Elmwood Cemetery at 501 Elmwood Avenue, Columbia, at 8 & 8:30 P.M.. The tours will continue to be offered on the second Thursday of each month through September.

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Costumed guides will lead tours through the cemetery and discuss the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of Columbia’s prominent citizens from the 19th and 20th centuries. Several portions of the tour will spotlight the Victorian era and several variations of cemetery art.

Among those highlighted on the tour are:

  • Phineas Frazee: A businessman who sympathized with the North during the Civil War and had to leave town for that reason. When he returned after the war, he returned to Columbia and was elected Sheriff of Richland County.
  • Nannie Thornwell: A bride who never made it to the altar. She died the night before her wedding.
  • General Maxcy Gregg: Civil War general who saw action at Manassas, Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg (Antietam). He was mortally wounded at Fredericksburg.

These and other stories await you on the Elmwood Cemetery Tour. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 803-252-1770 EXT. 23 or emailing reservations@historiccolumbia.org Reservations can also be made online here. Cost of the tour is $10 for non-members and $5 for members, non-member children and $3 for member children.

Also being offered this year is "Secrets from the Grave," a tour dealing with the fascinating iconography found on the markers and headstones of the cemetery. This tour will be offered at 7:30 P.M. Reservations can be made by contacting the above number and email. This tour is a separate admission and is the same as for the Cemetery tour.

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