Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Rain Date: October, 28, 2018.
Travel back in time to meet some of Columbia Cemetery’s most prominent, and permanent residents, portrayed by costumed members of the community. Eben G. Fine, James P. Maxwell, Mary Rippon and Dorothy Gay Howard (Jane Doe) are just a few of the spirits who will rise from their graves to tell their stories for just one afternoon.
Situated on 10.5 acres at Ninth and Pleasant Streets, the cemetery is a virtual "Who's Who" of early Boulder--a historic, cultural, and artistic resource containing the remains of many of our city's founders and pioneers.
Nearly 6,500 persons are interred in Columbia Cemetery. The gravestones are not simply inanimate markers of granite, marble, sandstone, or metal--they are narratives that reveal provocative clues about who we were, how we lived and died, what shaped our values, attitudes, and traditions. The epitaphs, engravings, and decorations provide insight into the minds and hearts of the hardy pioneers that have helped to make Boulder and Colorado what they are today.