Charleston’s Upper Peninsula is home to the Charleston Cemeteries Historic District, a group of more than 20 historic and diverse cemeteries situated between the marsh and the rapidly developing area along Meeting Street Road.
The Preservation Society of Charleston and Charleston Moves are partnering for a Preservation Pedal of five historic cemetery sites (Magnolia Cemetery, St. Lawrence Cemetery, Bethany Cemetery, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and grounds of several African American Burial Societies) to educate the public about the cemeteries’ culturally significant histories, and the role of the 19th century Rural Cemetery Movement in promoting public health and greenspace in Charleston.
Meet near the entrance to Magnolia Cemetery (corner of Huguenin/Cunnington) to check in and pick up your map and site histories for this informative self-guided tour. Members of the Charleston Cemeteries Historic District will be onsite to answer questions and educate participants. After the tour, everyone is invited to bike a couple blocks north to Fatty’s Beer Works for beverages and bites from a local food truck. Your first pint is included in the price of your ticket and water will be provided at our check in table (bring a water bottle).
**Need to borrow a bike? We have you covered! To reserve a Holy Spokes Charleston Bike Share bicycle (and receive a $3 credit), email Savannah@CharlestonMoves.org.**
This event is a program of Preservation Society’s Preservation Month and Charleston Moves’ Mobility Month.
May 19, 2019
Magnolia Cemetery and Charleston Cemeteries Historic District
70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
For more information and to sign up click here.
(Photo credit: Charlestoncvb.com)