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  • St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, New York Historic Graveyard Tours

    All New Tours for 2013!

  • St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, New York Historic Graveyard Tours

    Hear stories from some of our graveyard's more illustrious "residents".

  • St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, New York Historic Graveyard Tours

    Tour guides lead visitors by lantern light!

Our 2013 Tour Season Has Ended. Thank you!

ALL NEW HISTORICAL CHARACTERS FOR 2013!!! --- Six new historical characters to entertain you. Meet Art "Rube" DeGroff, Hyde Park's own major league baseball player, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals -- for all of 16 days! Listen to Augustus T. Cowman talk about the building of the second St. James' Church here in 1846, and find out what happened to the first one. Learn how wealth and privilege could buy men substitutes to fight for them in the Civil War: one here did, and one here didn't and died in the Battle of Gettysburg. Come hear all of their stories!


Photo: Dana Gavin, Hudson Valley News
After last year’s overwhelming response, we have added additional tours by reservation only.


Photo: Bryan Henry
Groups are small so you’ll see every costume detail and hear every word of this special tour!


Photo: Bryan Henry
“I learned more history in an hour than I did at school all semester!” - tour attendee