The tour was led by the Westport Historical Society's Maggie Parkhurst, and attended by a diverse group of people including the elderly, adults and families with children.
The tour also noted on the tombstone of Anne Simbert (1828-1878), the first recorded burial to take place at Willowbrook. Simbert was a farmer who lived during the Industrial Revolution. White stone marble, as seen on this gravestone, is no longer used today because it is too soft and deteriorates over time.
While most of the attention throughout her life was focused on her husband James Earl Fraser, sculptor and artist Laura Gardin Fraser finally had the spotlight on the tour. Together they built a studio next to North Avenue, where Gardin worked on projects as small as coins and as big as life-sized pegasuses. She designed a number of medals for the US government, and was the first woman to design a coin for the US treasury.