Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery is the oldest existing cemetery in Minneapolis and is the final home of more than 22,000 people. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 in part because of its architectural features but also because of the role that the people buried there played in building the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota. While the majority of those people were upright citizens, more than a handful were not. Join us as we walk through the seamier side of Minneapolis’ history. We’ll stop and pay our respects (or not!) to a host of folks, both casualties and criminals, who most definitely did not die peacefully in their sleep.
This tour walks about half a mile over lumpy terrain and is not ADA-accessible. The tour guide is Sue Hunter-Weir.