A Walking Tour through the History of Evergreen Burial Park
Self Guided Walking Tours Now Available
The social history of Roanoke is full of remarkable citizens. We invite you to discover “Remarkable Roanoke” on a self guided tour of Evergreen Burial Park. We’ll give you a free guide book filled with a century of stories about fascinating people who made their lives and living here in the Star City.
Guided Walking Tours
Every year on the Sunday afternoon of the Columbus Day weekend, Evergreen Burial Park hosts a guided walking tour of the cemetery to point out the gravesites of many of the notable individuals and their families who rest at Evergreen. Your guide gives an entertaining and informative historical narrative of those men and women whose celebrated lives still touch us today. Among our residents are former Virginia Governor J. Lindsey Almond, 15 Roanoke mayors, several Norfolk and Western presidents, including the colorful “Racehorse” Smith. Also recognized and honored are the many veterans of all U. S. armed conflicts dating back to the Civil War. Visitors are invited to stop by our office for a copy of our walking tour brochure.