Tombstone Tales Tour
Available for private tours. Please complete the tour inquiry form.
Cost & Reservations
$20/adult (ages 13+), $15/child (ages 4-12)
reservations and payment required 2 hours prior to the tour
Where to park
Tour guests may park in the front of the cemetery near the Sexton House. Please be respectful that the cemetery is open to the public during daylight hours so do not block any of the access roads.
Where to meet
This tour is available by private request. Please complete the tour inquiry form. A staff member will be in touch to confirm your tour.
About the tour
Valley Brook Cemetery was built in 1882 as a park like setting to welcome visitors, which it still does to this day. In 2014 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Buried here are people from all walks of life - miners, family members young and old, wealthy and poor. This exclusive walking tour through the Cemetery reveals who's who on the ornate carved gravestones as well as several unmarked graves. Hear stories about Breckenridge's elite as well as tales of widespread illness, accidents and conflict.
What to expect
This is a 90 minute outdoor walking tour offered in sun, wind, and snow. It is contained to the cemetery but is not a ghost tour or intended to be spooky. There are no restrooms or facilities on site. Guests should bring water and dressing for the weather is important. During winter months, guests should wear snow pants, a warm jacket, hat and mittens for comfort. Click here for more FAQs.
Adults and older children, families, couples and small groups. We can accommodate up to 16 guests on this tour.
What guests say
"June did an excellent job of both introducing the cemetery and some of the quirkiness associated with it. It provided us with a sense of the vulnerabilities of living in a mountain mining camp in those days. She took it to a second level explaining some of the historic things associated with funerals and their relationships to those hard times."
Did you know?
The ornate iron work and carved headstones represent some of the earliest art from Breckenridge. As you stroll through the cemetery look out for recurring themes and imagery, such as lambs.
dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent