The Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery are pleased to provide a full slate of programs and events intended to celebrate the cemetery's history, restore its beauty, and educate the public on its place in community life. Most programs are free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated. Your donation helps us to recover, restore, and install new monuments to those who have passed. Private or fundraising events will be noted as such.
Parking is available along the streets as well as inside the cemetery. Programs generally begin at the Keeper's Shed where a restroom is available.
Note that events may be rescheduled or cancelled on short notice due to inclement weather or other factors. See our Facebook page for last minute updates.
Peter Francisco Day Celebration - Saturday, March 16, 2019, 2PM - 4PM. Join the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery for a tour focusing on Peter, his friends, family, and associates interred at Shockoe Hill Cemetery.
Spring Cleanup Day - Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9AM - 3PM Come out and help the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery prepare the cemetery for the annual marker dedication. We are a partner of the Enrichmond Foundation, and this clean-up is a part of the foundation's Earth Day of Service initiative. Please wear clothing appropriate for outdoor work, and bring gloves, sunscreen and a hat. No open toe shoes, please.
3rd Annual Headstone Dedication - Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2PM - 4PM
Join the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery in dedicating all the monuments installed within the last year.
Flags Across Shockoe Hill - Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10AM to 1PM
Join us as we place flags on the graves of veterans in preparation for Memorial Day.
RECENT PAST EVENTS
John Marshall Day - Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2PM - 4PM
Join us as we celebrate the 218th anniversary of John Marshall being installed as Chief Justice of the United States.
Dr. Daniel Norton Day - CANCELLED due to weather - Sunday, January 20, 2019
Wreath Retrieval - Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:30PM - 2PM
Help us gather the holiday wreaths placed in December.
Holiday History at Shockoe Hill Cemetery - Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2PM to 3PM. Join Sharon Pajka of the River City Cemetarians for this special holiday tour. Suggested donation is a wreath of your choosing to be placed on a grave.
Wreaths Across Shockoe Hill Cemetery - Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:30 to 2PM. Bring a wreath of your choosing and honor a soldier. Our goal is 300 wreaths. While there, stay for the tour beginning at 2PM.