The Tolomato Cemetery, about which there are many legends and tales, offers guided tours on the third Saturday of each month, when they are open free of charge to the public from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There are free tours offered at 11:00am and 11:30am on those days. Tours are offered at other times by request. Private tours may be arranged with at least TWO WEEKS prior notice for which a donation is requested.
Tolomato Cemetery, in use from the 18th century until 1884, is the last resting place for some 1,000 St. Augustinians, including many important to the history of Florida and the United States. It’s an evocative place about which there are many legends and tales, but which also reveals the real stories of the real people. Burials include those of people from Spain, Cuba, Ireland, Minorca, Italy, Greece, Africa, Haiti, France and the American South and Northeast – as well as the graves of soldiers from both sides of the Civil War, and even the burial place of a man important in the history of Cuba, who may one day be declared a saint, Fr. Felix Varela.
Visit the cemetery. Learn about it and surround yourself with the past history of St. Augustine.
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