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Favorite Scenes from 20 Years of Our Historic Cemetery Tour

Santa Ana Historical Society's Annual Historical Cemetery Tour
to be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017


This year's Award-Winning Cemetery Tour looks back at 20 years of tours


In celebration of our 20th annual tour, we reprise a selection of some of our most popular scenes from years past!  Enjoy a unique look at the history of Orange County through the words of those who lived it, meet some of the pioneers, dreamers, and schemers who witnessed and influenced the formation of today's vibrant community.


Tour guides lead guests to the final resting places of historic local figures, set in the beautiful greenery of Fairhaven Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery, where costumed actors play out scenes from Orange County history.


This event is an exciting and fun glimpse into the past!  Small groups, a lovely outdoor setting, and close access to the actors make the tour an entertaining outing for the whole family.

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The unique cemetery tour has won a prestigious California State Governors Award for Historic Preservation. This is the Society's 20th annual Living History tour, with proceeds benefiting the organization's educational programs and two museums, The Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum, and the Santa Ana Fire Museum. The event is produced in partnership with local writers, and actors from the Thespian Club at Orange County School of the Arts. The tour is generously co-sponsored by Fairhaven Memorial Park.


Click here to see a wonderful illustration by OC Register artist Sharon Henry about our tour.


Click here to see a video of our 2009 tour on YouTube.


Click here to see a 3 minute video explaining about our historic cemetery tour and how we make history fun!


Click here to see several videos regarding past cemetery tours


Photos from Previous Tours:


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