Cemetery tour explores Tacoma's history July 20-21

Have you ever stood in an old cemetery and thought, ‘How I wish these stones could talk’? The Fort Nisqually Time Travelers, a select group of living history re-enactors, had that same thought.

Together with the Tacoma Cemeteries and Tacoma Historical Society, the group invites you to experience Tacoma’s history as it comes to life in a unique way at the Fourth Annual Living History Cemetery Tour. Eight re-enactors will portray people who had an impact on local history as they share their life stories from their grave sites. This year’s theme is ‘Rails, Trails and Sails,’ which celebrates the railroad, boats and trails of all varieties that have had a great influence on Tacoma.

Tours last one hour and start every 20 minutes between 6 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. on Fri., July 20 and 5:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. on Sat., July 21 at Tacoma Cemetery, 4801 South Tacoma Way. $8 advanced tickets are required and available Tuesday through Saturday at the cemetery or by calling (253) 472-3369. As the cemetery ground is often uneven, comfortable walking shoes are encouraged. For more information, contact Karen Haas at karenstoryteller@gmail.com or (253) 472-1311.