Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 Lantern Walk Details Released

The annual Oakwood Lantern Walk is a family-oriented program of interesting historical vignettes of life (and death) during the War Between the States .


You will follow a lantern-carrying guide (in period attire) down the luminary-lined path among the headstones of the 1400 Confederate veterans buried in historic Oakwood Cemetery, to each of the skits portraying an event from the Confederate past.

 Refreshments will be served in the House of Memory after each tour.

When: Saturday, October 26th, 2013 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The tour takes about an hour to complete; with tour groups leaving approximately every 15 minutes.  

Where: Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Avenue Raleigh, N.C. 27601

Cost: Still Only $6 per person over 11; $3 for ages 6-11, free for children under 6.



 The Lantern Walk is hosted by the Col. L. L. Polk camp (Sons of Confederate Veterans) of Garner, with help from local reenactors and volunteers. 

All proceeds go towards the upkeep and continued restoration of Oakwood's Confederate section 



For more information: Email: polkcamp1486@gmail.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Get Ready for Lantern Walk

The Temperatures are falling along with the leaves, crunching under our feet. Fall is finally here and it's time for Pumpkins,  Apple Pie and the annual Lantern Walk!

Here are a couple of pictures from last year to get you in the mood.

See POST below for all Details

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Getting Ready


July 11, 2012- At last night's Col. L. L. Polk SCV Camp meeting in Garner, it was announced that the planning for the annual Oakwood Lantern Walk for 2012 is underway. The date has been set for Saturday, October 27, 2012, so mark your Calendars!

Several members have signed up to write all NEW skits for 2012 and reenactors, musicians and grounds help are being recruited to make this years event memorable.

Ticket prices have been kept the same.

The annual Oakwood Lantern Walk is a family-oriented program of interesting historical vignettes of life and death during the War Between the States. The tour is held annually on the last Saturday in October in the Confederate section of Raleigh's Historic Oakwood Cemetery. 

You will follow a lantern-carrying guide (in period attire) down the luminary-lined path among the headstones of the 1400 Confederate veterans buried in Oakwood, to each of the skits portraying an event from the Confederate past.

The Lantern Walk is hosted by the Col. L. L. Polk camp (Sons of Confederate Veterans) of Garner, with help from local re-enactors and volunteers. All proceeds go towards the upkeep and continued restoration of Oakwood's Confederate section.