It’s time for the annual Mt Pleasant Cemetery tour, so get your walking shoes ready for a free guided tour by the Queen Anne Historical Society.
The tour starts Saturday, August 20th, at 10am at the main entrance to the cemetery, located on Raye St between 6th Ave W and 7th Ave W. The tour will feature roughly 15-20 grave sites, all of which help tell the story of Queen Anne history.
Mt Pleasant Cemetery dates back to 1879 with many notable Seattle names gracing the markers in the 40 acre site. If you know our Queen Anne streets, the gravestone marker to the left carries a familiar name. With over 60,000 graves at Mt Pleasant, the Queen Anne Historical Society tour will help guide you to the historically significant sites.
The tour will not cover all 40 acres, but comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Plus, with temperatures now reaching their summer peak of mid-upper 80s, plan to bring a bottle of water with you.
Per Mt Pleasant Cemetery rules, dogs are not allowed on cemetery grounds, so please leave your pooches at home for this walking tour.