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Small-Group St. James Cemetery Tour in Liverpool


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Be amazed on this unmissable and essential tour as you hear about Liverpool – the second city of the Empire and the influence it had on the rest of the World.

Liverpool expanded rapidly during the late Georgian and Victorian period. The wealthy began moving away from the overcrowded river front and were living in grand Georgian terraces. Interspersed with these grand houses were court dwellings (or slum housing) fitted into any available space. These were the early examples of social housing.

With many of the church graveyards full and no nearby cemetery the need arose for a new one.

A disused and depleted stone quarry became a great leveller where the rich and poor from this expanding Liverpool population were buried alongside each other.

See the final resting places of Slavers, Pirates, Plantation Owners and wealthy Merchants.

The visit is enhanced by the opportunity to produce your very own works of art with wax rubbings taken directly from the stone monuments and memorials.

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Stop At: St James Gardens, Liverpool England

Explore a Late Georgian / Victorian Cemetery in a light-hearted tour as you learn about the social history of Liverpool and the lives of some of the leading industrialists and forward-thinkers of the time.

Hear how the murder of an American sea captain caused a diplomatic incident at a time before the American Civil War.

Learn about some of Liverpool's slave traders who are buried in the cemetery. Charles Goore is perhaps one of the most infamous who was known for his ruthlessness when transporting slaves across the Atlantic. Learn also about George Drinkwater - a slave owner who lived at number 65 Rodney Street.

Sir William Brown made his fortune as a cotton trader and eventually went into merchant banking, founding Brown and Shipley, a company that still exists today. Brown also funded the construction of the magnificent Library to the tune of £40,000 (£4 Million in today's money)

William Huskisson is the most famous resident in the cemetery and the first railway casualty.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Services of a Professional Guide

  • Gratuities

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the LiverpoolGO in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.