Mississippi September 19, 2018
7 Mississippi Cemetery Tours To Take If You Dare
There are plenty places you can revisit the past in Mississippi – and that includes cemeteries. That’s right; the state is full of historic cemeteries that date back decades, if not longer. Luckily, many of these cemeteries are open for tours; here are 7 of our favorites.
1. Kosciusko City Cemetery
Among the 19th century markers that fill this cemetery, you'll find the statue of Laura Kelly. The life-size statue, which was commissioned by Kelly's husband after her death in 1890, appears to weep at times. But that's not all. It's been reported that the statue turns on her base at midnight and, on the anniversary of her death, a rose mysteriously appears in her hand. The cemetery opens daily for self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours are put on from time to time by a local historical society. Check the
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2. Angels on the Bluff Tour
This annual tour provides the perfect chance to explore one of the state’s most mysterious cemeteries – Natchez City Cemetery. Look past the immense beauty and centuries of history, and you’ll find a collection of strange tombstones and gravesites. Among them, is the "turning angel" statue, which appears to move on its own. The Angels on the Bluff Tour is November 8 – 10, 2018. Self-guided and guided tours are available throughout the year. Click
for more information.
3. Historic Corinth Cemetery Tour
This 1-hour tour will lead you through Corinth's most historic cemetery. Along the way, you'll meet eight legends from the city's past. Costumed characters only add to the fun. This year, the tour will be held on October 27th from 4 p.m. 6 p.m. and October 28th from 2 p.m. 4 p.m. For more information, call (662) 287-3120 or click
4. Glenwood Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery is full of historic graves, but the most intriguing of all is definitely the "witch's grave." The story behind the spooky grave dates back decades and involves a scorned witch, returning from the dead to burn down the town of Yazoo - just as she vowed while on her death bed. The day after the fire, residents visited the witch's grave, only to find the large chain, which had been wrapped around it, mysteriously broken into two.
Even though it's been years, the strange occurrences haven't stopped. A new gravestone mysteriously fell and broke in half, and the chain around the witch's grave is constantly in need of repairs. This local legend comes to life daily through tours complete with costumed guides. Find out more
5. Annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour
Set in one of Biloxi’s most historic sites – the Old Biloxi Cemetery - this annual tour includes graveside portrayals of notable Biloxians. The free-to-attend event is held each October. For more information, click
6. Annual Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour
Each Halloween, the residents of Bay St. Louis’ Cedar Rest Cemetery come back to life, as actors in period dress portray citizens buried within the graveyard. The hair-raising tour is free to attend and begins at dusk. For more information, click
7. Rose Hill Cemetery Costumed Tour
Just as the name implies, this annual tour is hosted by storytellers in period costume. During the informative tour, you’ll learn about the cemetery’s interesting history, which dates back to 1854. The tour is always held the last Saturday in September and has no admission fee (donations are accepted, though). For more information, click
So, did you know about these tours? Ever been on one? Know of another great cemetery tour? Tell us in the comments section.
These aren’t the only spooky tours you can take in Mississippi. Read about others here.