Save Austin’s Cemeteries

Save Austin’s Cemeteries is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Austin’s historic cemeteries through documentation, preservation, and education, and promoting them as local and state cultural resources. SAC documents the conditions at the five city cemeteries including the headstones and researches the histories of the cemeteries and cemetery residents. SAC provides input to City Council and the Parks & Recreation Department on cemetery needs.

We provide educational opportunities to the public by providing walking tours several times a year that cover a variety of topics, such as Texas Independence, Place Names of Austin, and Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure for Halloween. SAC also provides tours for school and scout groups on individualized topics.

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upcoming events

April 27, 2019 | 10am

Texas Independence Walking Tours

Join us for a free walking tour at historic Oakwood Cemetery featuring interesting stories on "residents" who helped Texas win its independence from Mexico 1835-1836 plus displays of the flags and paintings from the events that helped form the Texas Republic. Actors will portray heroes from the Texas Revolution battles, survivors of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre,  and founders of the Republic of Texas. The 45-minute tours are family-friendly and free, but donations are gladly accepted to fund preservation projects. Tours start every ~30 minutes 10am-1pm near the newly restored Oakwood chapel. Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes.

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