Continue the James Street North Art Crawl in the Hamilton Cemetery. Meet the artists, poets and musicians of the past and learn their stories. On the way, learn about cemetery art, statues and Victorian symbolism.
Tours are free and hosted by volunteer guides. Tours and dates are subject to change.
- No reservations necessary
- Tours run rain or shine
- Bring any necessary food or drinks
- Dress appropriately for weather conditions
- Schedule subject to change
Cemeteries are sacred places where the dead are laid to rest with dignity. Visitors are asked to behave respectfully, please follow the directions and instructions of your tour guide.
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About the Hamilton Cemetery
The Hamilton Cemetery is Canada’s first and oldest municipally owned and operated cemetery providing a lasting memorial, permanent tribute and a final resting place to many loved ones. Hamilton Cemetery houses some notable burials. Early settlers such as Robert Land and George Hamilton, victims of the Desjardins Railway Disaster and a large number of past Mayors of Hamilton rest here. Former Senators and American Civil War Veterans (War of 1812) can also be found buried in this historical cemetery.