NBG is committed to developing a robust programming schedule throughout the year. Our focus is on programs that educate about the natural and cultural history of NBG and memorialization of those interred at NBG. Events will be posted on the Events calendar and communicated on Instagram @pvdnorthburialground, North Burial Ground on Facebook, or following Friends of the North Burial Ground and Randall Park on Facebook.
August 7, 2022
Go back in time to Sunday 1899! We’re hosting a day in 1899 with food, music, tours, and photography all designed to take you back to the late 1800s, when North Burial Ground was the place to be on summer Sunday afternoon. Have a tintype made by Cole Casewell of AgNO3 labs; “meet” NBG residents with a special tour by the Rhode Island College North Burial Ground Project; Play Victorian lawn games with the Lippit House Museum; enjoy a picnic lunch on our grounds; and enjoy visiting North Burial Ground the way Providence residents did in the 1890s and beyond!
Historical dress is enthusiastically encouraged, but not required!
You can sign up for a tintype sitting by emailing after you’ve purchased your ticket-there are a limited number of sittings available, and tintypes range in price from 65-120 dollars depending on the size of the tintype.
Cemetery Main Gate: Open seven days a week, 8:00AM-4:00PM, all year. Last car entry through the gates is 3:45PM.
Late Spring-Early Fall: Saturdays and Sundays 8:00AM-6:00PM. Seasonal hour changes are dependent on weather conditions.
North Burial Ground serves many purposes for our community, but our primary role is the memorialization and perpetual care of the deceased. Please keep this in mind during your visit and follow these rules to ensure that a respectful atmosphere is maintained:
- Please respect the cemetery opening and closing hours.
- No dogs are allowed in the cemetery.
- Please do not drive or park on the grass.
- Please follow the posted speed limit of 10mph
- Please do not litter. There are appropriate trash receptacles around the cemetery.
- Balloons and balloon releases are strictly prohibited.
- Keep music at a low enough volume that you are not disturbing other parties around you.
North Burial Ground is Providence’s oldest municipal cemetery dating back to 1700 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With over 100,000 interments in the last 300 years, North Burial Ground is host to numerous notable interments within the fields of business, politics, architecture, public health, art, and more. To memorialize these individuals, we have created a variety of content-specific tours that can be offered via public or private walking tours to schools, social groups, and civic organizations.
Self-guided tours and hardcopy maps are available at the office during business hours. Private group tours may be booked by calling the NBG office at (401) 680-5318 or by emailing . The NBG office can provide you with further descriptions of our current tour offerings.
Current tour offerings include:
We also have a scavenger hunt that is geared towards younger visitors to the North Burial Ground. Other educational material is currently being created to complement K-12 curriculum.