LCA to Host Guided Tour Of Pine Grove Cemetery

The Lynn Community Association, dedicated to promoting pride and ownership of the Lynn community through beautification, education and recreation activities in Lynn’s neighborhoods has partnered with the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails and Sails program, the Pine Grove Cemetery Association and the Lynn Historical Commission to highlight the beauty Lynn’s Pine Grove Cemetery on Sunday, September 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Pine Grove Cemetery, is described as “picturesque garden style cemetery” and was recently added to the National Historic Register of Places.

Established in 1849, the cemetery features a strong historical association with beautiful landscapes and plantings such as the Sunken Gardens, distinctive buildings like the Rhodes Memorial Chapel, and thousands of monuments and other funerary art.

Some of the 19th century’s most well-known building and landscape architects designed features of the cemetery, including H.A.S. Dearborn, Robert Morris Copeland and Ernest W. Bowditch.

The event is free to the public and a guided walking tour will start at 1:15 p.m., or visitors can tour the cemetery independently between 1 and 4p.m.

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