One of the most fun things to do around El Paso when you have out-of-town guests is to take them for some great Mexican food at L&J Cafe and then walk across the street to Concordia and show them our iconic and historic cemetery.

If you want to get a comprehensive view of Concordia, you should mark your calendar for Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Concordia Heritage Association will be taking their annual trip around the cemetery. You can learn so much about El Paso’s history by checking out the headstones of early leading citizens, pioneers, ranchers, Buffalo Soldiers, an Ex-Mexican President, priests and clergy, Gunfighters and shady ladies and many others who have been laid to rest at Concordia Cemetery.

There will be volunteers wandering through the cemetery in period costumes who will be sharing the stories of historical figures and everyday people who are buried there. There will also be historical exhibits on display for even more information about not only Concordia but El Paso as well.

You will be able to see El Paso’s own Boot Hill where gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, lawmen and Texas Rangers, and other wild west figures are buried. The famous Six Guns and and Shady Ladies group will be recreating dramatic and melodramatic moments of El Paso’s wilder times!

You can walk through the cemetery or ride the Serana Ranch TractorTrain for an easier tour. Call 591-2326 for more information.