Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Cemetery Tour Series: Families of West Parish

August 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you interested in Gloucester’s West Parish during the Victorian period?
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 10:00 AM
to embark on a fascinating journey through West Parish’s Bray Cemetery
located at 379 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.
On this in-person tour “The Families of West Parish ” presented by Lois Hamilton and Dani Stotzer, you’ll discover the captivating tales of the individuals buried in this historic Victorian cemetery.  A guest speaker from Wellspring House Inc. will share the amazing story of a wealthy African American family, the Freemans, who are buried in Bray Cemetery and Cedar Rock Gardens of West Parish have generously donated flowers so that guests can lay a flower at each grave.

Park at the West Parish School (10 Concord Street, Gloucester, MA 01930) parking lot which is a short 0.2 mile walk from the school to Bray Cemetery.

Bray Cemetery is small but lies on a steep downward slope and the ground is uneven. The cemetery is not wheelchair accessible. Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and bring your sense of adventure.

Rain Date for this event: August 6 at 10am



August 5, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Categories:


Gloucester 400+ Cemetery Committee