Morris Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

For well over 100 years, Morris Hill Cemetery has functioned as a final resting place for Boise residents. It has also served as a repository of the city's history and as a reflection of the growth and development of Boise, Idaho and the West. You will be asked to look at cemetery markers not simply as mute stones but as works of art and as commentaries on our society. You will learn about the men, women, and children who lived and died in Boise and about the city which they helped build. In short, you will take a brief journey into our past and we hope will emerge with a greater appreciation for our history and a reverence for those who made it.

Although the individuals mentioned here are important to Idaho's history, so too are thousands of others not mentioned. Idaho's history is the cumulative result of the efforts and deeds of those who pioneered, homesteaded, and worked hard to build what we now enjoy. This reminds us that people from all backgrounds are the source of our heritage and the actors in the historical pageant that is Idaho and the West.

Please remember that Morris Hill Cemetery is fully operational and if you encounter a funeral in progress, bypass that area and visit another. Take care not to litter and to leave all plants and memorial items intact. Your assistance in maintaining the dignity of the grounds is appreciated.

Morris Hill Cemetery Walking Tour Map (PDF)

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