Celebrating Texarkana’s Sesquicentennial With New Twilight Tours
A new season of Texarkana Twilight Tours begins Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Join the Texarkana Museums System in celebrating Texarkana's Sesquicentennial by visiting with some of Texarkana's founders and pioneers. This guided tour includes living history performances at select grave sites.
According to a press release, Texarkana is commemorating its 150th anniversary this year and the Texarkana Museums System is celebrating with a visit to some of Texarkana’s original citizens. Rose Hill Cemetery, one of the first cemeteries established in Texarkana, is the final resting place of some of Texarkana’s pioneer settlers.
“The oldest marked grave dates to 1875, but we have documentation that the first burial occurred in Spring 1874, just a few months after Texarkana’s sale of city lots,” says TMS Curator, Jamie Simmons.
“That sale took place on December 8, 1873, and that is the date we are celebrating in 2023.”
The Texarkana Twilight Tour: Rose Hill is a guided walking tour and guests should dress for the weather. This is a wheelchair-friendly tour. Parking is not allowed in the cemetery, so call for directions or parking information. Rose Hill Cemetery is located at 104 South Leila Street, Texarkana, Texas, and is maintained by the Texarkana, Texas Department of Parks and Recreation.
The Texarkana Museums System hosts guided living history tours of historic cemeteries every first Saturday of the month through December.
Tickets are $15 each or $10 for TMS members. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now at TexarkanaMuseums.org/Events. For more information or directions, call 903-793-4831 or email Ahern@TexarkanaMuseums.org