Annual Union Cemetery Historic Site tour set for this Saturday

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We recently told you that we’re in the midst of National Historic Preservation Month, which has led to several opportunities to enjoy tours of Redwood City’s historic sites.

The next event is set for Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to noon with the annual tour of the 1895 Union Cemetery Historic Site, located at Woodside Road off El Camino Real. Sponsored by the Historic Union Cemetery Association, the tour provides history related to the Union Cemetery, which serves as a permanent archive of San Mateo County’s history, with the lives of many pioneer families and war veterans recorded on stone.

Last Saturday, an annual tour of the city’s historic downtown was held, as sponsored by the Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC). Also this month, all 7th grade students from the Redwood City School District were set to take an Historic Downtown Walking Tour, an event sponsored annually by the HRAC for more than two decades.

Those unable to attend the tours can always visit the San Mateo County History Museum at 2200 Broadway, which is open Tuesday  through  Sunday, 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students  and free for children ages 5 and under.

Photo and flyer courtesy of the City of Redwood City