To arrange a cemetery tour, please call 301-468-7331.
To volunteer for pruning, cleaning grave markers, placing veteran flags, and researching, call 301-309-0191.
Rockville Cemetery Ghost Tour
Saturday, October 7, 2017
1350 Baltimore Rd., Rockville, MD 20851
HISTORY COMES ALIVE! Join us for a nighttime tour of Rockville Cemetery and see local historical characters come to life by moonlight in Rockville’s oldest cemetery!
This special tour will feature costumed actors portraying local characters from the 1790s to the 1940s.
Experience the historic Upper Cemetery in a new way, and meet cemetery residents who will tell real, haunting, poignant stories of their lives. Refreshments will be served.
Don’t pass up this unique opportunity to see this beautiful, historic cemetery at night!
This is an all-terrain tour. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a flashlight for this event. No flash photography, please.
Respond quickly — Participation is limited and advanced reservations are required!
Tickets are $15 for Peerless Rockville members, $20 for non-members.
For further information and tickets, visit www.peerlessrockville.org to reserve your space on the tour through Eventbrite, or call (301) 762-0096 to register by phone. Please indicate your preference for the 7:00 pm tour or the 8:15 pm tour. Event parking and meeting details will be given upon registration.
Tour group numbers are limited, so register now!
Honoring Thomas Alexander Brooke
AN OCCASION 200+ YEARS IN THE MAKING! The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland presented a memorial dedication at the grave site of Thomas Brooke, veteran of the War of 1812,on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
This event included a color guard and musket volley.
Annual Meeting & Board Elections
The Annual Rockville Cemetery Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Rockville City Hall (111 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD).
- Program: Veterans in Rockville Cemetery
- 2015 improvements at Rockville Cemetery
- Treasurer’s Report
- Mapping Rockville Cemetery
- Open Forum for lot owners and the community
- Come with your ideas, concerns, and personal interest in 2016 projects and programs
- Election of three members to the Board of Directors for term 2016-2019
- Nominations will be accepted from the floor
Honoring Henry Hilleary
The Rockville Cemetery Association (RCA) wishes to sincerely thank everyone who participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ceremony marking the grave of revolutionary patriot Henry Hilleary held on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
In addition to those in attendance, the RCA wishes to acknowledge the contributions of event participants, including DAR Regent Janet Ammerman, Chaplain Mary Dulany, and members of the Chevy Chase Chapter of the DAR; Cmdr. Michael Saunders [USN, Ret.] President of the Gen. William Smallwood Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution [SAR], Capt. Bruce French [USN, Ret.] of the MDSSAR Color Guard for presenting and retiring the colors, Kathy Hersey of Bugles Across America for her lovely rendition of Taps, and – especially – DAR Chevy Chase Chapter member Dorothy (“Dottie”) Brault, for her tireless research and efforts which helped bring this event to fruition.
Additional thanks are also extended to several RCA board members, including [Secretary] Eileen McGuckian for her ongoing efforts to bring this event to Rockville Cemetery, [Historian] Fred Bird for cleaning the Hilleary grave marker, Anne Allnutt for her production of event programs, and Ellen Buckingham and Mike Grant who provided additional event support.
On a breezy Fall morning, it was a very good display of belated appreciation for one of our first American veterans who passed away over 200 years ago.
Rockville Bike Tour 2015
We appreciate all those who participated in a successful bike tour held on Septmber 12, 2015, despite intermittent showers, which included a brief visit through the oldest (upper) portion of Rockville Cemetery. Many thanks are extended to Nancy Pickard and the folks at Peerless Rockville for helping organize this event, [Fearless] tour leader Carl Peterson for his guidance through the streets of Rockville, and RCA Vice President Eileen McGuckian for her very informative interpretive walk through the cemetery grounds!