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 and restore markers, or install new monuments, to those resting here. 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.)
Due to the current pandemic, no public events are scheduled.
RECENT PAST EVENTS
Wreaths Across Shockoe Hill - Saturday, December 21, 2019 10AM to 1PM
Bring a wreath of your choosing and honor a soldier. Our goal is 300 wreaths.
Marshall University Fife & Drum Corps Annual Day of Service - Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9 AM to 12 PM
Join the Marshall University Fife & Drum Corps for its annual day of service at Shockoe Hill Cemetery, and stay for a concert afterwards!
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.
Shocking Secrets of Shockoe Hill - Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2PM
Join Board member Jeffry Burden as he leads us on our first tour of the 2019 season, focusing on the stories of betrayal, murder and mayhem that may be found within these walls.
Spring Cleanup Day/ Earth Day of Service - 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.
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.
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.
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.