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Winter Highland Cemetery Tours

December 26 - 7:00 pm
943 N. River Rd
Ypsilanti, MI

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Winter Highland Cemetery Tours
Friday, December 26
Saturday, December 27
Sunday, December 28

Tours start at 7:00 pm
Cost: $5 Per Person

Highland is an outstanding example of the “garden” or “rural” style of cemetery design, popular in this country during the 19th century. The garden cemetery movement sought to create tranquil places where visitors could find solace in the beauty of a natural setting. A masterpiece of landscape architecture, Highland’s rolling hills contain original plantings of oak, pine, cypress, willow, and cedar, making a natural habitat for wildlife.

Many old Ypsilanti names can be found at Highland, inscribed on headstones and monuments designed in Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Gothic, Victorian and American “Natural” architectural styles. Perhaps most notable of Highland’s monuments are the Starkweather Memorial Chapel, the Flowers and Quirk Mausoleums, the Soldier’s Monument and the Veteran and Unknown Soldier’s field.

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