“Ghosts of Bozeman’s Past” Historic Sunset Hills Cemetery Tour

Sunset Hills Cemetery Bozeman Montana

Set atop a peaceful overlook, Bozeman’s historic Sunset Cemetery offers a panoramic view of downtown while each evening’s sunset reflects the nature of its quiet inhabitants. Established in 1865, the early residentsĀ of Bozeman laid their love ones to rest in this sanctified ground overlooking the town that their toil and labor helped establish. Bozeman’s early movers and shakers rest here along with others whose stories make up the town’s historical narrative.

Here you will find the Story family plot where Bozeman’s most notorious resident, Nelson Story is laid to rest alongside his family. John Bozeman, the man for whom the town is name is interred there as well and that’s and interesting story . . .

The wife of England’s “Lord” William Blackmore is also here. Blackmore came to tour Yellowstone with his wife Mary in the late 1800s. Mary fell ill while Blackmore ventured into the Yellowstone. She died while he was away and was interred here under a very unique headstone.

The markers and gravestones reflect the immense diversity of the early residents of Bozeman who braved the arduous journey west. Their hard labor and strong sense of community held Bozeman together through its leanest times.

join us for a walking tour of the historic Sunset Hills Cemetery

 

Tours are $7 for the general public, $5 for students and seniors, free for children under 12

Meet the Extreme History Project at the entrance to the cemetery through Bogert Park off of Main Street, fifteen minutes prior to the tour time. Register for the tour with the form below and you may pay with cash or check at the time of the tour, or with a credit card using the button at the bottom of the page. You can also purchase tickets at the Pioneer Museum.

We will add you to our list and look forward to meeting you for the tour!

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