Free Tour on Sunday, October 16 at 1:00PM
There will be guided, 1 hour walking tour of the Princeton Cemetery on Sunday, October 16, at 1:00PM. It will begin at the cemetery entrance at the corner of Greenview Avenue and Humbert Street. There is no charge and all are invited to attend. The tour will highlight many of the more interesting graves as well as point out some of the sections of the cemetery ranging from the original Old Graveyard and President’s Plot of Princeton University to the most recently added Pardee Memorial Garden that provides environmentally sensitive burial of ashes in biodegradable earthen urns.
For more information about the tour or the cemetery, call 609-924-1369. Parking for the tour is available on surrounding streets or in the Municipal Parking Garage next to the Princeton Public Library. There is no raindate scheduled.
Established in 1757, the Princeton Cemetery is owned and operated by the Nassau Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) and is located near the center of town. It is still an active graveyard and welcomes inquiries for burials in a grave, the columbaria or the Pardee Memorial Garden. The inclusive, non-denominational character of the Cemetery continues, and interment has never been restricted to Church members and their families.
The Princeton Cemetery is a unique burial ground. Our cemetery is the final resting place for a President and a Vice President of the United States, most of the Presidents of the College of New Jersey/Princeton University and the Princeton Theological Seminary. Scattered throughout the cemetery are the graves of soldiers beginning with the Revolutionary War, professors, politicians, musicians, scientists, business executives, writers, a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners as well as those who have called the Princeton area home. Take your time and enjoy the rich history of America captured here, and a small town’s place in that history.