Join us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for soldiers.

“What’s new at Woodland?” — Come on the tour and see first-hand what we have discovered using ground penetrating radar.  The location of over 200 soldiers including one Union soldier and one enslaved person were located last summer. Markers have been installed and the area enclosed.

Find out about others resting in Woodland:

  • Ashland’s founding fathers
  • Randolph-Macon College founders and presidents
  • Secretariat’s owner
  • An Ashlander connected to the aftermath of abolitionist John Brown’s execution
  • Ashland’s connection to yellow fever research

Cost:  $15 each, $10 for members. Registration and payment in advance is required. Tour is limited to 20 participants.


Please join us on one of our Woodland Cemetery tours. Registration is now open for:

Friday, May 3, 6:00 pm


Save time – 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.

Tour will be held rain or shine. No refunds. 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 1 hour.