If you appreciate history and are not afraid of the dark and eerie, stroll through the Moonlight Walking Tour at Greenwood Cemetery. Explore the 100-acre cemetery with visits to 100 graves of notable individuals in Orlando’s history like T.G. Lee, James Parramore and Joseph Bumby. The tour is free, but advance registration is required. Tours are scheduled once a month and sell out quickly.
Up until the 1880s, the people of Orlando had no permanent burial location, leading to many lost graves and confusion. After a heady newspaper campaign, by publisher Mahlon Gore, eight Orlando residents pulled together to buy 26 acres of land from John W. Anderson. Today, Greenwood Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Orlando.