Oak Ridge Picnic & History Walk

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Oak Ridge Cemetery was originally designed with a parks theme and families used to have Sunday picnics at the family plot after church. Return to history and join this picnic history walk under the fall foliage and grand oaks of Oak Ridge Cemetery. Learn about burial customs, epitaphs, and tombstone symbolism. Visit graves of Mary’s sisters, Lincoln’s law partners, generals & soldiers, notables, including one very naughty bishop!

Tour meets at Grand Army of the Republic Mound

  • Enter main gate of cemetery on Monument Avenue
  • Take middle road at the fork in the road
  • Drive past the Lincoln Tomb parking lot
  • Turn right at stop sign directing you to the Old Receiving Vault
  • After the turn look left for the circular burial mound, cannon and flagpole


Sundays, October 24th & 31st

Time: 12:00pm

Cost: $20 pp – On-line reservations required

Lunch Provided

Includes walking tour and picnic lunch. Bring your own picnic blanket or chairs.

  • 2 piece cold broasted chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, biscuit, cookie, bottled water


  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Picnic and fellowship time
    1:00 – 3:00pm / Walking tour
  • Restrooms available up at the Lincoln Tomb
  • Tour will operate in light weather, but not dangerous weather
  • October 31st tour – period dress and Steampunk welcome!