Island Cemetery Tours

Karin Sprague, stone carver & Executive Director, Pam Gasner

Cemetery Tour:

Sept 17th (Sunday) @ 2:00 pm

$15 Adults. Members & Children $10

Event Location: 

Meet At the West Side Road entrance of the Island Cemetery, across from the Ball/ O’Brien Skate Park

Address: 

Island Cemetery, Block Island,  Rhode Island  02807

Contact Info: 

(401) 466-2481

blockhistory@me.com

Tours also available by appointment weekly from June – Oct. @ the Island Cemetery off West Side Road

The custom tour costs $10 per person summer scheduled tours. $50 -$100 group tours

EVENT DESCRIPTION

If you like exploring history and mystery in a beautiful setting, don’t miss the Island Cemetery Tour led by Pam Gasner, Executive Director during the summer season by appointment and in the fall together with Karin Sprague, Rhode Island stone carver (Sept. 17th, 2017). Set high on a hill at the corner of West Side Road and Center Road, the cemetery offers stunning views of the island, the ocean and the Great Salt Pond.

Highlights of the tour on “Notable Women of Block Island”  include discovering the story of Block Island’s influential women while exploring the symbolism and sculpture of  stone memorials. Executive Director, Pam Gasner brings her knowledge of the Island’s history and Karin Sprague, her unique understanding of New England gravestone art and stone carving techniques.

Other Cemetery Tours will be scheduled during the season – look for postings.