Springfield Burying Ground Happy Hour Tour

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30pm / Guided by Kevin Rose / Mobility 1

$20, which includes one drink at Mother Stewart’s Brewery

It is perhaps appropriate that the Metallic Casket Company factory complex wraps around two sides of Springfield’s oldest cemetery. This land, set aside by James Demint in 1801, is the eternal resting place for Springfield’s earliest residents, including Demint himself. Join historian Kevin Rose on a walk of hallowed ground and hear the stories of fearless female pioneers, Revolutionary War soldiers, and a member of the Boston Tea Party. Afterward we will visit Mother Stewart’s Brewery, housed in a restored section of the Metallic Casket factory, and sample one of their award-winning beers. Meet outside the brewery at 102 West Columbia Street.



About 2024 Summer Tour Series:

This summer, we celebrate 20 years of the Summer Tour Series with 20 tours of the Greater Springfield Region. The 2024 series examines the region’s architecture, design, and history on walking tours, bicycle tours, happy hour tours, youth tours, and sites tours of local landmarks. Architects, artists, curators, historians, and other local professionals guide each tour. This year’s series starts in June and runs through the middle of September.

Westcott members receive discounts to most tours and free admission to Members-Only tours. To become a member please follow this link. Tickets are available online and at the Westcott House Museum Store, 85 South Greenmount, Springfield, OH. Please be advised that many tours will sell out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. We do not mail tickets. You will receive an order confirmation by email. You will be automatically added to the attendee list upon the completion of your order.


Summer Tour Series is developed for a broad audience, including participants with disabilities and decreased mobility. Tours move at a leisurely pace with brief periods of standing at tour stops. If entering a building or house, some stairs or inclines may be possible. All outdoors tours are assigned mobility levels between 1-3. Virtual tours are available with closed captioning.

Mobility Level 1
Up to 6 blocks walking, mostly flat terrain, paved, stairs not likely. Wheelchair accessible.

Mobility Level 2
May be more than 6 blocks walking, some hills, mostly paved, some stairs possible. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.

Mobility Level 3
Considerable walking, various terrains, unpaved areas. All bicycle tours. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.