Sponsored by Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
St. Augustine, FL 32085
Tolomato is the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida, starting life as a 17th-century mission Indian village and eventually becoming the parish cemetery for what is now the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine. It was closed to new burials in 1884 but preserves its connection to remarkable moments and individuals in the history of St Augustine and of the Catholic Church in Florida.
The Cemetery will be open for National Archaeology Day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Docent-led tours and self-guided tours are offered, and time is allowed after the tours for photography. Event is free of charge, but visitors are encouraged to offer a donation. All money goes to the preservation and restoration of the cemetery.