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The Historical Society presents a variety of programs and tours at Historic Montgomery Cemetery throughout the year.

Upcoming Events at Historic Montgomery Cemetery

Saturday May 27, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Memorial Day Observance


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The Historical Society of Montgomery County will honor the service of soldiers and veterans interred at Historic Montgomery Cemetery, One Hartranft Avenue, Norristown, on Saturday, May 26, 2023.

Wreaths will be laid at the monuments of General John Frederick Hartranft, General Winfield Scott Hancock, the Memorial Rose Garden, and at the G.A.R. Zook Post #11 Plot.

The day’s observance will begin at 11 a.m.  Local Boy Scout troops, Civil War reenactors, local Masonic lodge members, and others will assist in the wreath laying and program. Volley fire at each site will be provided by Baker Fisher Camp #101. Many of the participants will be dressed in period costumes.

Sons of Union Veterans will conduct the Rose Petal Ceremony at the graves of Civil War soldiers at the Zook GAR Post. Children in attendance will be asked to assist in the Ceremony.

Members of the community are encouraged to join in this observance. 

For information on the Historical Society of Montgomery County’s Memorial Day Observance call 610-272-0297 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday June 3, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Cemetery Walking Tour - Full Moon


Join us on a walking tour of Montgomery Cemetery and watch the rising of  a full moon!  We'll tour the cemetery starting at 7:30 pm and enjoy the view as the moon rises after 8:24 pm.

With almost 6,000 known burials, Historic Montgomery Cemetery holds the remains of some of the most prominent citizens, veterans and reformers in the county and nation. From five Civil War generals to many captains of industry, it tells the story of the nation through the lives it represents.

The entrance to Montgomery Cemetery is at the end of Hartranft Avenue, off of West Main Street, Norristown.

The event is weather dependent. Please check our website for any cancellations. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.

Cost for this event is $10.00. To purchase tickets and/or RSVP contact us at 610-272-0297 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday July 3, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


General Winfield Scott Hancock Tour at Historic Montgomery Cemetery


The Historical Society of Montgomery County will be offering a special event on Monday, July 3, 2023 that looks at the life and career of General Winfield Scott Hancock.

The event will feature a walking tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery that begins at 9:00 am with stops that highlight the life of General Hancock. 

The cemetery tour covers General Hancock’s life and military career and the particularly important days in Gettysburg, including July 3, 1863, the day General Hancock was shot and wounded during the battle.

With almost 6000 known burials, Historic Montgomery Cemetery holds the remains of some of the most prominent citizens, veterans and reformers in the county and nation. From five Civil War generals to many captains of industry, it tells the story of the nation through the lives it represents. The entrance to Montgomery Cemetery is at the end of Hartranft Avenue, off of West Main Street, Norristown. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.

Tickets to this event are $10 and spots will be limited.  To purchase tickets and/or RSVP contact us at 610-272-0297 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.