Historic Niagara Falls cemetery tours coming up this month

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Published October 2, 2023 at 1:39 pm

Site of the bloody "Battles of Lundy's Lane" on July 25, 1814, the Drummond Hill Cemetery will be the site for upcoming historic tours.

While some people get that spooky feeling on walking on someone’s grave, there are upcoming tours where it’s entirely possible to walk on the grave of a War of 1812 soldier.

The annual Drummond Hill Cemetery Tour (6110 Lundy’s Lane) is also the site of one of the war’s bloodiest battles, The Battle of Lundy’s Lane, as well as the resting place of Laura Secord, one of its bravest heroes.

Sponsored by the Niagara Falls History Museum, costumed guides will walk participants through the graveyard telling the stories behind the area’s history.

“The human drama unfolds as guests wander the grounds and happen upon theatrical performances that provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the people from our City’s history,” says organizers.

Post-tour refreshments are offered at Battle Ground Hotel Museum, located across the street from the cemetery.

There will be three tours daily – 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – on October 14, 15, 21 and 22.

It’s $15/person but a special $25 VIP Experience called “The Story Behind the Stories” precedes the 2 p.m. tours each day.

“This intimate experience will take you behind the scenes of the Museum to learn more about the collection and the history behind the Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours,” say organizers.

Purchase your tickets online, or in-person at the Niagara Falls History Museum.

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