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A Walk Through Time

The Cemetery Tour is back!

Take a step back in time and discover the lives of the real people who helped establish Van Alstyne and made their mark on the development of this quaint little community.

A guide will lead tour attendees around the cemetery, stopping at certain graves where actors will portray the individual buried there.

The pioneers who will be portrayed at this years cemetery tour are:

Inez Fox
Polly McKinney
Sarah Bradley McKinney
Milam Family
Will Echols –
Texana Dumas Cannon
Annie L. McKinney Thomasson
Collin McKinney
And two other historical presentations including a history of the cemetery and the town.

Tickets on sale for $10.
Children under 12 do not need to purchase a ticket, there is no charge for them. Simply show up with an adult at the designated tour time of the adult’s ticket.
Limit 2 children per 1 adult ticket purchased.

There will only be a limited number of spots available for each tour time. Be sure and order your ticket early if you plan to attend.

This event is hosted by the Van Alstyne Historical Society.

All proceeds will go to helping preserve Van Alstyne History, including the repair of damaged stones within the historic cemetery.

Tours will last roughly 2 hours and there will be a restroom facility on site.


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