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Evergreen and Palm Cemeteries Tour

When: February 10, 2024

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

1425 West Main St., Bartow, FL

Join the History Center’s Curator of Education on a walking tour of the historic Evergreen and Palm Cemeteries in Bartow. Designated a Polk County Heritage Site by the Polk County Historical Commission in 2022, the cemetery anchors the legacies of Black pioneers in Polk County who endured enslavement, promoted agriculture and served our nation across several military engagements.

Participants must enter the cemetery via Highway 60 West, just past the intersection of Baker Avenue and West Main Street. The cemetery is adjacent to Thunder Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, at 1425 West Main St. in Bartow. A curator will be on site to provide directions for parking. The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.

Contact the History Center if you have any questions:
Polk County History Center
100 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-4386
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday


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