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Moonlight Madness Tour at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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A twist on our regular History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder Tour. This tour will be given on the full moon of the month!

Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering pretty 18 year old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse? And was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more are told in this walk to the grave sites of a victim or perpetrator of a crime. Please note that the tour relates the actual accounts of murders that took place in Dayton. Graphic details are given and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Please note that this 2 hour tour may be deemed strenuous by some and is not recommended for children or elderly patrons or those who may have trouble walking long distances through hilly and uneven grassy areas.

Woodland depends on you to keep its 200 acres of green-space, monuments, buildings, and collections well-cared for and thriving, as well as to support its robust roster of educational and informational programming. To that end, we are requesting a minimal donation to attend our guided tours.

Walking tours will be limited to 40 people in attendance so please register online today.

Tours are held rain or shine, though we will cancel an event in the case of severe weather or extreme heat. If in doubt, please call the office before 5 p.m. on the day of your scheduled tour.

All funds received will go to the Woodland Arboretum Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Funds raised go toward the the development, preservation, protection and promotion of Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum.

You can get your ticket at: http://bit.ly/Woodlandmoonlightmadness


Woodland Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the nation’s oldest rural garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio. Visit the cemetery and arboretum and take one of the many tours. Most of Dayton’s aviation heroes, inventors and business barons are buried at Woodland.

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the University of Dayton Campus. The Woodland Office is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. The Cemetery and Arboretum are open daily from 8 am to 6 pm and until 7 pm during Daylight Saving Time. The Mausoleum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 937-228-3221 or visit the Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum website.

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