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2014 Events

December 1 – January 1, 2015 5–9pm

8th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights Enjoy our magical holiday light display every evening in December through New Year’s Day.

December 25

Christmas Day

December 26 Fri., 10am

Founder’s Day A special free tour led by Michael Colbruno, Stafford Buckley, and Dennis Evanosky.

December 27 Sat., 10am

Specialty Tour — UC Berkeley Free docent-led tour by Jane Leroe and Ron Bachman.

2015 Events

January 1

New Year’s Day

January 10 Sat., 10am

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of the cemetery.

January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 24 Sat., 10am

Specialty Tour Free docent-led tour. Topic TBA.

February 14 Sat., 10am

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of the cemetery.

February 14

Valentine’s Day

February 16

Presidents’ Day

February 19

Chinese New Year (Year of the Sheep)

February 28 Sat., 10am

Black History Month Tour Free docent-led tour by Gaye Lenahan
and Sarah Calhoun.

Historic Mountain View Cemetery is the final resting place of many of the Bay Area's important African American community. In celebration of Black History Month, there will be a special Docent Tour of the cemetery highlighting the lives of community leaders as Captain William Shorey, William B. Rumford, W.A. Gordon, Marcus Foster, and several others.

Meet at the main office located immediately on the right when you pass through the cemetery gates. The tour will last approximately an hour and a half. Because of the large area the tour spans, we will car caravan to the various locations.

March 14 Sat., 10am

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of the cemetery.

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

March 27–29 10am–4pm

10th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition Walk amidst spectacular floral arrangements created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs, and local floral design classes. It’s free!

March 28 Sat., 10am

Women’s History Tour Free docent-led tour by Jane Leroe and Michael Colbruno.

April

Tulip Extravaganza Stop by and admire thousands of Dutch tulips in bloom!

April 4 Sat., 12–3pm

Free Photos with the Easter Bunny Tower Chapel

A new Mountain View Cemetery Easter tradition! This special event includes a free family photo with the Easter Bunny and plastic eggs (one per child) filled with treats. We’ll also be serving cookies, coffee, and lemonade. Admission to this event is free, no reservations required. Just show up in your spring finery and leave with an Easter memory to treasure for years to come.

April 4–5

Ching Ming Festival (Remembrance of Ancestors) Enjoy complimentary refreshments all weekend long as we observe this annual Chinese tradition.

April 5

Ching Ming (Remembrance of Ancestors Day)

April 5

Easter

April 11 Sat., 10am

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of the cemetery.

April 25 Sat., 10am

Oral Traditions Free docent-led tour by Barbara Gibson and Elizabeth McCune.

May 9 Sat., 10am

Exploring Mountain View Cemetery Free docent-led tour highlighting the people, architecture, beauty and history of the cemetery.

May 10

Mother’s Day

May 25 Mon., 10am

94th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Presentation of colors, salute to the fallen, and guest speakers.

May 25 Mon., 11:30am

Memorial Day Civil War Plot Tour
(led by Dennis Evanosky)
Dennis, who has also led tours at the Pardee Home and Oakland’s Preservation Park, gives a general tour with special emphasis on the Civil War and the role Californians played in the conflict.

Note: Docents scheduled are subject to change

 
 

Mountain View Cemetery now offers free docent-led tours twice a month.