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Old Gray Cemetery Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    90 minutes

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    Meet at the Gate of Old Gray Cemetery, 543 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN

  • Price Includes

    Guide Services


  • Civil War soldiers, citizens, and statesmen from both North and South: our fugitive Congressman, a displaced priest and scholar, and the most successful and disliked newspaper editor of his time
  • Victims of family feuds and affairs of honor: a prominent family stalked by death and disaster and a forbidding father with a daughter doomed to a tragic end
  • Artists, friends, and ghosts: two ladies who shared a home and a love of beauty might still meet for a stroll, along with a pair of star-crossed lovers separated in life but lingering to reunite after death


Trip Info

Old Gray Cemetery is a little-known historic jewel, just north of downtown Knoxville. It was founded in 1850 as part of the rural park cemetery movement and was a popular destination for carriage rides and picnics in it’s early days. Today, it is surrounded by city streets instead of countryside and the cemetery remains a garden of peace and contains over 9000 graves. Most of the burials took place between 1860 and 1910, which includes some of the most violent decades of Knoxville’s history. Join your history buff guide, Laura, for a guided tour and hear stories of statesmen, soldiers, scholars, and spirits.

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