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Tales from the Crypt at Friendship Cemetery

April 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Performances by Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Students

Time: 7 – 10PM

Price: $5 adults; $3 students k- university

TALES FROM THE CRYPT, Mississippi School of Math and Science Nationally recognized. Featured in HBO’s documentary, Our Towns, and in publications all over the country, including The Atlantic, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and the New York Times.

Immerse yourself in the experience of meeting the notable “residents” of Old Columbus. Stroll through the picturesque and historic Friendship Cemetery, stopping at grave sites as the “residents” greet you and tell the “tales” of the lives they led.



  • Visit a dramatic historical site
  • Guided tour
  • Discover the history of Columbus’ most notable residents; and
  • See history come to life with a program written, performed, and costumed by the students that researched these notable citizens of old Columbus.

Full Description

Lit by candlelight, as the moon rises, figures rise from the graves of those long past. Some call them ghosts. Some call them memories. All call them magical….

When the cemetery gates open, guests will be guided on a stroll through time. Stop at the gravesites as former residents of the “Sleeping Beauty of the South” awaken to share their “tales” during the time they lived, worked, and walked the streets of old Columbus. Laugh and cry along with them as they reminisce about their life’s ups and downs.


✓ Historically accurate custom interpretation

✓ Knowledgeable tour guides

x Handicap Accessible

x Transportation

Important information

Know before you go:

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Uneven walkways
  • Parking
  • Event will take place rain or shine.

Tickets Available Online and On Site