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SPORTS LEGENDS AT NEWTON CEMETERY
August 12 @ 2:00 pm
Throughout history, Newton’s schools, public playing fields, and parks have spawned quite a few star athletes. Stroll through the Newton Cemetery to see the final resting places and learn more about the lives of tennis great Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, baseball legend Dom DiMaggio, golf course designer Donald Ross, and other sports legends. Meet in front of the chapel just inside the main gate, 791 Walnut St, Newton Centre; park in the lot to the left of the chapel.
Learn about history with Historic Newton on guided tours of neighborhood landmarks and historic areas with Newton Walks tours. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and is designed for walkers of all ages wearing sturdy shoes. To reserve your spot, register here for a tour. The suggested donation, $10 per person, may be paid in advance by using the donation link below. Pre-register to ensure your spot on the tour. Walk-ups on tour day are allowed if there is space. New this year, we are offering two tours in partnership with Newton Community Education. Where indicated, register directly through this group’s web site.
Weather cancellations are announced on our web site at least two hours before tour time.