Call ahead This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.
Step back in time to the 1850's and experience the trials and tribulations of Jacksonville's founding families by touring the Historic Jacksonville Cemetery. Established in 1859, it is the final resting place for some 4,000 area citizens.
Tours highlighting different aspects of the cemetery are offered at 10 am on the 2nd Saturdays from May – September. There are also guided evening strolls on the 2nd Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm, May – September.
The Friends of the Jacksonville Cemetery provides tours during the summer and produces "Meet the Pioneers" every other October. This event highlights the personal histories of the town and the residents buried there.