Twilight Tour celebrates Texarkana’s Sesquicentennial

Texarkana, USA – A new season of Texarkana Twilight Tours begins Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Rose Hill Cemetery! Join the Texarkana Museums System in celebrating Texarkana’s Sesquicentennial by visiting with some of Texarkana’s founders and pioneers. This guided tour includes living history performances at select grave sites. Tickets are $15 each or $10 for TMS members. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now at For more information or directions, call 903-793-4831 or email [email protected]

Texarkana is commemorating its 150th anniversary this year and the Texarkana Museums System (TMS) is celebrating with a visit to some of Texarkana’s original citizens. Rose Hill Cemetery, one of the first cemeteries established in Texarkana, is the final resting place of some of Texarkana’s pioneer settlers.

“The oldest marked grave dates to 1875, but we have documentation that the first burial occurred in Spring 1874, just a few months after Texarkana’s sale of city lots,” says TMS Curator, Jamie Simmons. “That sale took place on December 8, 1873 and that is the date we are celebrating in 2023.”

The Texarkana Twilight Tour: Rose Hill is a guided walking tour and guests should dress for the weather. This is a wheelchair-friendly tour. Parking is not allowed in the cemetery, so call for directions or parking information.  Rose Hill Cemetery is located at 104 South Leila Street, Texarkana, Texas and is maintained by the Texarkana, Texas Department of Parks and Recreation.

“The Texarkana, Texas Parks Department does a great job maintaining this historic site,” adds Ms. Simmons, “It is always a pleasure to tour this part of Texarkana History.”

The Texarkana Museums System hosts guided living history tours of historic cemeteries every first Saturday of the month through December. For more information about these or future events, please call 903-793-4831, visit or find us on Facebook.