Learn a little history while spending a pleasant hour or so outdoors, with a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains, at the historic Arvada Cemetery. The Cemetery was established 1863, just a few years after the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush. Meet some of Arvada’s “movers & shakers” who founded the Arvada Historical Society 50 years ago. Learn about the lives and times of these intrepid pioneers, of a more modern age.
In 1972, dedicated and influential individuals began the critical work of preserving Arvada’s rich history through the Arvada Historical Society. Their early accomplishments include placing the historic Arvada Flour Mill on the National Register of Historic Places, establishing the Arvada History Museum, and creating the now highly-regarded Arvada Archives, a research library rich in original documents from as early as 1866.
Tours depart every 30 minutes, beginning at 11:00 am with the last tour beginning at 2:00 pm. Tour groups are limited to no more than 20 persons per group, on a first-come basis. Guides lead each group to the highlighted gravesites, providing background about the historic Arvada Cemetery along the way.
This is a family-friendly event, with children under age 12 free. We recommend that guests wear comfortable, sturdy shoes, since the terrain can be uneven. In most cases, the gravesites are near the road, enabling guests with disabilities to see and hear the presentations.
The Arvada Cemetery is located at 5581 Independence, at Grandview Avenue. From Denver, it can be reached by the G-Line to the Arvada Ridge Station, with a short walk east to Independence then north to the Cemetery entrance.
Tickets are $15 for Society members; $18 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Cemetery on the day of event. Cash, check or charge.
We look forward to seeing you there!