Tours & Events

Step back in time and explore the history of bakersfield.

As you stroll through the Pioneer Section, you'll see the graves of Col. Baker, Captain Elisha Stephens, Solomon Jewett, Henry Jastro, Benjamin Brundage, George Chester, soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic, and many other sites of interest.

Throughout the year, special dedications, guided tours and other events are held at Union Cemetery. Please continue to return to this page for a listing of upcoming events.

CoVid-19 Notice:

The Park remains open within limited hours (Check the Home page for more information), We advise that you take the necessary precautions when visiting the Historic Union Cemetery Grounds.


Watch for upcoming Historic Cemetery Tours, Special Dedications and other Events on this page or follow our Facebook page.

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Self Guided Tour

Download Your Self Guided Tour

Take a walk through history.  Download our free self-guided walking tour and visit the graves of some of the pioneers, founders, builders and colorful characters who made our community what it is today.

Scheduled Events

If your group (organization, club, classroom, scout troop, etc) may be interested in arranging for a private tour of our Pioneer section, please send an email to or call us at 661-324-9648 and someone will get back to you.

No upcoming events at the moment