The Preservation Society of Charleston and Charleston Moves have ignited a partnership for a Preservation Pedal of the five major historic cemetery sites on the Upper Peninsula, featuring Magnolia Cemetery, St. Lawrence Cemetery, Bethany Cemetery, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and the grounds of several African-American Burial Societies.
Charleston is home to more than 20 historic cemeteries centered between the marsh and an ever growing area along Meeting Street. This team has collaborated to organize a self-guided bike ride across the cemeteries to educate the public about the citys cultural history and the major role of the 19th century Rural Cemetery Movement in promoting green space and public health in Charleston.
Join the Preservation Pedal on May 19 at 1-3 p.m., meeting near the entrance to Magnolia Cemetery on the corner of Huguenin and Cunnington to check in, grab a map, and embark on your journey to site out these historic cemeteries.
After the tour is complete, feel free to head on over to Fatty’s Beer Works to indulge in local beverages and food trucks, your first pint is included in the price of the ticket and water will also be provided at the check in table- don’t forget your water bottle!
If you don’t have a bike to use, no worries. Holy Spokes Charleston Bike Share is offering rentals and in return, you can receive a $3 credit, just email Savannah@CharlestonMoves.org. Tickets are available for purchase for $30 per person and you can grab them on Eventbrite.