Join us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. This tour will include an expanded history about the Randolph-Macon College faculty and staff buried at Woodland. Ginger Young, Ph.D., retired McGraw-Page Library director, and Susan Tucker, cemetery administrator, will be our guides for the evening.

Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for soldiers. The location of over 200 soldiers has been located using ground penetrating radar. Markers have been installed and the area enclosed.

Find out about others resting in Woodland:

  • Ashland’s founding fathers
  • The pilot of one of first planes hijacked by the PLO
  • Secretariat’s owner
  • An Ashlander connected to the aftermath of abolitionist John Brown’s execution

It will be dark before we finish the tour, so you will see Woodland from a different light. Flashlights will be necessary to complete the tour. We will provide flashlights or you may bring your own.

Tour will be held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes since we’ll be walking on uneven ground and paths.

Woodland Cemetery is at 11310 Hanover Ave., Ashland, VA 23005. Google Map. Park along the side roads inside the cemetery. We’ll meet by the flag poles that are midway on the main cemetery road. Tour should last about 90 minutes.

Cost:  $15 each, $10 for members. Registration and payment in advance is required.


Registration is now open for tours on:

Friday, October 19, 6:00 pm

 Register online – use our tour registration form and pay for your tickets via PayPal.

Or, print and fill out the registration form and mail it in with a check to: Ashland Museum, P.O. Box 633, Ashland, VA 23005.