With the Fall season and Halloween upon us a cemetery tour seems fitting. What better place than St. Andrew's Cemetery, the oldest Catholic cemetery in Grand Rapids where some of the founding fathers (Louis and Antoine Campau, Father Andreas (Andrew) Viszoczky, etc.) of Grand Rapids are buried, at Prince St and Madison Ave.
It is probably the only cemetery in the city that is fenced and gated with lock and key, but come Saturday 22 October 2011 it will be opened for our Discover GR Meetup group to tour and hear some stories of those interred there.
Parking: Best to park on Prince Street, east and west of the main gate which is located half a block of the 20 acre cemetery at about where College Ave dead ends into Prince. MAP
Come wearing a warm coat/heavy sweater, it's expected to be about 50-55°. It's not forecast to rain but you never know, be prepared.
Hope to see you this weekend.
Your Hosts Jim & Pattie
PS. Be sure to view some of the photos recently uploaded to the Discover GR Meetup site in Photos Album: St. Andrew's Cemetery. It will give you a preview of what's in store.