Early Birmingham resident Charles Linn was reported to have proclaimed of the impressive city view from Oak Hill Cemetery: “O ye of little Faith! When I die, bury me on the high promontory overlooking Birmingham, so that on Judgment Day I will gaze upon the greatest industrial city in the entire South!” As Halloween draws nigh, the Oak Hill Memorial Association offers two opportunities to spend the spookiest season among the historical tombs of Birmingham’s first city cemetery.
On Sunday morning, Oct. 25, Oak Hill Cemetery’s Fall History Tours will begin at 11 with tours through the graveyard starting every half hour. Performers and historians will guide participants through Birmingham’s past, where some of the most famous (and infamous) Alabamaians and Birmingham pioneers have been laid to rest.
On Friday, Oct. 30 (traditionally known as Mischief Night), Oak Hill’s Underground Film Fest will shine the spotlight on emerging filmmakers from Europe. Several short films and one feature-length film will carry the evening until midnight. Settle in among the headstones for an unforgettable pre-Halloween movie marathon.
Oak Hill Fall History Tour tickets are $12.50. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and will occur every 30 minutes until 5 p.m. Tickets for the Underground Film Fest are $10, and the screening begins at 6 p.m. For more information, visit oakhillcemetery.ticketleap.com.