Rose Hill Cemetery Tours

Saturday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Presented by: Local historian Al Savolaine of the Matawan Historical Society and the Rose Hill Board

Hear fascinating stories about:

  • The great Matawan fire of 1901 and a 1896 gruesome murder
  • Tragic 1916 shark attack victims, lawmen of Matawan, trouble at the Mausoleums
  • Strange death at the Matawan House Hotel; rich man attacks the church bell
  • Unusual ghost sightings at Rose Hill, considered to be the most haunted cemetery in New Jersey
  • Funeral attended at Rose Hill by two US presidents: who they were and why they attended
  • The horrible 1918 Morgan explosion
  • Civil War casualties, 1918 Spanish flu victims, train accidents, and a sad trio of 1908 spring suicides

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

Cost: $10 per adult. Tickets will be available at the event. Proceeds benefit Burrowes Mansion and Rose Hill Cemetery

Parking: In cemetery & school lot across the street