HISTORIC CEMETERY

You may view individual Player presentations from our past Meet the Pioneers Programs, along with some Promo videos of cemetery events and activities, by going to and enter Oregon History Tales in the search box, then click on the covered wagon to view individual videos. Our appreciation to Bill and Debbie Miller for making these videos available for us to share with you, as well as to Arlis Duncan, for her video of our 2019 program. 


The wonderful cast of Meet the Pioneers 2019, Photo courtesy of Ken Gregg 



Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery


We are very happy to announce that our unique Living History program, Meet the Pioneers, will return to the Silent City on the Hill on Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, 2022. Guided tours will depart from the D Street parking lot every 15 minutes beginning at 4:00 p.m. until the last tour departs at 6:30 p.m. Our Players are excited as they prepare to share all new stories with you again this year! Learn about Oregon's long wait to become a state in 1859, and about Jacksonville's new fire engine that was almost lost at sea and hear about a son's promise to his parents that took forty years to keep and so much more. Tickets will go on sale starting on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, and may be purchased on this website, at our Ticket Booth or by calling 541 826-9939. Cash or checks only and please make checks payable to the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery or simply FOJHC. Our ticket booth which will be located on Oregon Street and next to the Post Office and the Visitors Center, will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: September 7, 8, 9, 10, then on September 16, 17, 23, 24,30, and October 1. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $18, Children $6 (age 12 and under) Family $40 (up to two adults and three children) This event is our only major fund raiser with all profits going towards ongoing restoration work and educational programs that our non-profit organization offers. We thank you for attending and supporting our work.