Preservation Chapel Hill

Voices from the Grave

The 2016 Tour has been cancelled

Voices from the Grave: Haunted Tours of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery

is an annual event combining theater with history to celebrate

the people and places of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and

to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our historic cemteries.

While this Tar Heel town boasts plenty of famous basketball players and politicians, some of Chapel Hill’s most interesting residents now lie six feet under. Explore Chapel Hill's history and learn about the lives of those who once-were during Preservation Chapel Hill’s Voices from the Grave: Haunted Cemetery Tour at the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Tickets and Registration 

  • The tour for October 21, 2016 has been cancelled.

  • General admission tickets are $15. Preservation Chapel Hill members are $10 advance purchase.

  • Tickets are limited 

  • Reservations are required

  • Tickets can be purchased by calling (919) 942-7818 or by stopping by the Horace Williams House during regular business hours

  • Arrive 15 minutes before your tour to check-in. If you miss your tour time, we will do our best to add you to the next available tour, however we cannot guarantee a place on a later tour and refunds will not be given for missed tour times.

  • Check-in will be at the gazebo (SW corner of the cemetery)


Call today to reserve your tour!


Event Parking


  • Be sure to plan extra time to locate parking and arrive at the cemetery by your reservation time.

  • Tour attendees must park in visitor lots if you park on campus. There is a surface lot on Highway 54 east of the cemetery, or the Ram's Head Parking Deck on Ridge Road, both available at an hourly rate. If you park in a campus lot without an appropriate daytime permit, you will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.



  • The Old Chapel Hill Cemetery is at the North West intersection of South and Country Club Roads.

  • Click here for directions or refer to the map below.

Special Thanks to our: 



John Paul Middlesworth








Voices from the Grave is presented in conjunction with









2015 Sponsors:


Florence & James Peacock

Catharine Gilliam-Burns & Wood Burns

Chapel Hill Garden Club Spring Garden Tour

Harris Teeter