Historic Beech Grove Cemetery Tour Offered on October 10th

Nicole Rudnicki and Mike Mavis take visitors on guided tour of the cemetery.Nicole Rudnicki and Mike Mavis take visitors on guided tour of the cemetery.

By: Denise King—

The Old West End Neighborhood Association’s Historic Cemetery Tour at Beech Grove Cemetery will take place from 3:30-7:30pm on October 10th.


You can learn more about the history of Beech Grove Cemetery, and hear about interesting residents from Muncie’s past. Each year, the tour features different historical figures and a new route. Local historians, will take you on a walking tour of the Old Section/Circle of the cemetery. Visitors may view historic artifacts from Minnetrista’s Special Collections in the Chapel and enjoy refreshments by the fountain before or after the tour.Tickets are $7 and available in advance at Refresh downtown (312 E Main St) or at the Beech Grove cemetery office (1400 W Kilgore Ave.)

Parson Mortuary's antique ambulance on display at the chapel.

Parson Mortuary’s antique ambulance on display at the chapel.


Tours are limited to 20 persons at a time and generally leave every half hour. Children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. The tour may require walking on uneven ground. Proceeds benefit cemetery upkeep and neighborhood initiatives. Guided parking is available across from the main gate.

Partners include: OWENA, Refresh, Minnetrista, Parson Mortuary, Covertek, and Teenworks.

(Please note this event is educational,
and is not a Halloween event.) 


For more information, please contact: Denise King, Event Committee Chair–OWENA
765-702-9042 denisepowersking@att.net
765-216-5116 oldwestend@gmail.com