Bay Area Cemetery Tours

Reblogged from Cemetery Travel because I want to spread the word about these tours. I’m really excited about being a part of this!

Cemetery Travel: Adventures in Graveyards Around the World

Rose Hill Cemetery, 2001 Rose Hill Cemetery, 2001

I spent last year’s Nanowrimo working on a book about the historic cemeteries of the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve visited a lot of them, but not nearly all, so I made myself a list of places I need to see. Ideally, I could find someone to give me a tour, show me the highlights, and ground my research for each one.

In early February, Annetta Black — mastermind of the Obscura Society in San Francisco — wrote to ask if I’d consider giving cemetery tours for the group.

I am qualified to lead cemetery wanders, but not tours. My knowledge of our local graveyards is broad, rather than deep. However, I would be thrilled to arrange tours for anyone interested in learning more about cemeteries — and now I am.

Rhoads_rose_hill_3This Sunday, March 23, the Obscura Society is touring one of my favorite local cemeteries:…

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About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes. I am also the co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the novel Lost Angels and the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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