While in Jacksonville last month, I was fortunate enough to visit the Tolomato Cemetery in St. Augustine. They are open on the third Saturday of every month and couldn’t make it since my plane landed that day, so I thought to email then on the off chance that they would be able to open sometime during the week I was in town. Matt was kind enough to take time out of his Thursday to open the cemetery for me for a few hours.
One of the things that makes this cemetery special is that it is small, just under an acre, but there are about 1,000 people buried here. Most of the graves are unmarked because back when the cemetery was founded the most common grave marker was made of wood. Not good long term for the hot and moist weather of Florida.
Above, a gate has been restored and stands out from the fencing around it.
This cemetery is such a beautiful one and is just a block away from the busy shopping area of St. Augustine. If you find yourself in the area on the third Saturday of any month, I encourage you to go!