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History Comes Alive in Rose Hill Cemetery Tour in Matawan

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 Ravine Drive Matawan NJ 07747  See map

What: Second annual guided walking tours of the Rose Hill Cemetery in Matawan including exciting new stories. Read about last year's tour here.


When: Saturday, October 20 at 10 A.M. and


Rain date: Sunday October 28 at 2:00 PM      


Tours last about two hours.


Cost: $10 per adult.
All proceeds go toward painting Burrowes Mansion & Rose Hill Cemetery beautification.


By whom: Local historian Al Savolaine of the Matawan Historical Society and the Rose Hill Board


Where: Matawan’s Rose Hill Cemetery, Ravine Drive, near intersection of Ravine and Middlesex Road


Why: Fascinating stories about deceased Matawan and Aberdeen residents, such as:



  • 1916 shark attack victims Lester Stillwell and Stanley Fisher, and Capt. Thomas Cottrell


  • The GREAT Matawan fire of 1901 and the ugly repercussions on the suspected arsonist


  • Unusual ghost sightings at Rose Hill, considered the most haunted cemetery in New Jersey 


  • Funeral attended by two US presidents--who and why?


  • Pirate Captain Kidd’s use of Rose Hill


  • Civil War casualties, 1918 Spanish flu victims, unnerving freak accidents, 1896 gruesome murder



See photos from last year's tour here.

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