The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) presents its 24th Annual Historical Tour of the two oldest cemeteries in the city -
Sunnyside Cemetery: 1095 E Willow
Municipal Cemetery : 1051 E Willow
It’s a unique, daytime family event that features graveside storytelling by costumed actors portraying the people buried in the cemetery.
Purchase Advanced Tickets or at the Event
Performances begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm; allow at least three hours to see all performances.
Sunnyside and Municipal cemeteries are served by local Long Beach Transit bus routes. See https://ridelbt.com/ for routes and information.
Pre-sale tickets available online!
General Admission $20
HSLB Members $15
Ages 5-18 $8
Ages 4 & Under $1
Prices go up $5 at the gate!
We accept cash and credit cards
▪ The first performances begin at 9:00am and are presented every 20 minutes; the final round of performances begin at 2:40pm
▪ Visitors are free to map their own itinerary of grave presentations with a self-guided tour
▪ Performance times are given in the tour program and at each grave stop
• Guided tours leave on the hour at 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am
▪ Allow at least three hours to experience every graveside performance and exhibit
▪ The last round of graveside performances begins at 2:40 pm
▪ Refreshments and lunch are available for purchase.
**Easy parking and admittance! **
Sunnyside Cemetery parking fills quickly - large SUVs, vans and pickups should park at Willow Springs Park or on public streets. We are pleased to offer additional free parking in the Willow Springs Park lot at 2745 Orange Ave., north of Willow St. A second admissions area is provided at Municipal Cemetery for guests using that lot and nearby street parking. Find additional street parking across Willow Street and near California Ave and 27th St.
RIDESHARE GUESTS should have their drivers drop them near Willow St/Orange Ave., Willow St/California Ave., or at Willow Springs Park. THERE IS NO STOPPING ON WILLOW STREET.
This event is a family-friendly walking tour throughout the cemeteries that includes uneven ground. For visitors’ comfort, we recommend comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes, hats for sun protection and sweaters and jackets that can be removed as the day warms up.
The Cemetery Tour is the signature public outreach event of the Historical Society of Long Beach, a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and presenting our rich Long Beach history. Those who would like to volunteer for or learn more about this event should visit www.hslb.org or call the HSLB at 562.424.2220.