Rookwood Cemetery Tour with Morning TeaNational Trust NSW

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Rookwood Cemetery Tour with Morning Tea

Guided tour of Rookwood Cemetery, including its most historic and captivating areas.

Visiting a cemetery as a leisure activity may seem a little bizarre, but Rookwood is remarkable for many reasons.

There is an estimated one million people buried or interred at Rookwood since 1868, and each one has a story to tell.

This fascinating tour:

  • Starts in the chapel with 3 short videos (Rookwood’s Creation, The Railway, Rookwood’s World War 1 and unmarked graves)
  • We then visit “American Stores” and its role in the Second World War. From here we go to the footings of Mortuary 1 Receiving House (Rookwood’s Birthplace) and see how the various trusts ran the cemetery.
  • On to the Vault of John Fraser (largest in the Southern hemisphere) to which we now have access.
  • Martyrs Memorial, Serpentine Canal & its role in the cemetery.
  • The Circle of Love: a beautiful area that honours children buried in unmarked graves and the story of how it was discovered.
  • The Church of St Athanasios and its role in Rookwood

Event date

Event Details

Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood, New South Wales

BYO vehicle – due to COVID-19, we cannot provide transport for guests in company vehicles. There is quite a bit of walking on the tour, so comfortable shoes are a must.


9.30am - 12.30pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 55, Children $ Free, Members $ 50
Prebooking required