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Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Historic cemetery with beautiful grounds

Very well kept cemetery with many different sections including burials from each war that the U.S... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Buffalo, New York
We got locked INSIDE the cemetery

I would never go again! We started out to leave well before dusk and as we drove around the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Springville, New York
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As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours on various themes and subjects, educational programming,special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.
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1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very well kept cemetery with many different sections including burials from each war that the U.S. fought in. Very peaceful place to take a walk and view the beautiful flowers and various monuments erected to loved ones.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I would never go again! We started out to leave well before dusk and as we drove around the perimeter of the cemetery, every gate had been locked and it was still daylight! We ended up at the office where no one would answer the...More

Thank fburgard
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York was founded in 1849 by Charles E. Clarke. It covers over 269 acres and over 152,000 are buried there, including U.S. President Millard Fillmore, singer Rick James, and inventor Lawrence Dale Bell. Most of my family is buried...More

Thank Janiece A
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband, a couple of friends and I enjoyed the History Walking Tour last weekend. We enjoyed learning about famous people buried at Forest Lawn and seeing ornate and beautiful monuments, gravestones and mausoleums. A special treat was various actors dressed in period costumes coming...More

Thank LindaB14032
Reviewed 11 October 2017

we took the trolley history tour and was very interesting. Lots of famous people and interesting stories regarding their lives. All surpassed by the beautiful monuments and Landscaping in the cemetery

1  Thank Sandi K
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The trolley tour of Forest Lawn today was so much more than I ever expected! The tour guide was wonderful, full of information and delivered the stories so well. The actors that got on the trolley were great! Full of interesting history and made it...More

1  Thank 183hauset
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

History, peaceful, architecture, birds. Take binoculars if you are a birder. Mirror lake great place to watch resident birds and those passing through. Take a history tour bus where characters step out and talk to you. Stop in at Margaret Wendt building for information on...More

Thank Reffinej
Reviewed 3 October 2017

a serene peaceful reminder of the history of people that made buffalo the place it was in America...a great place to walk thru...and relax

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The grounds are beautiful and our tour guard was wonderful. I've lived in the City of Buffalo all my life and I didn't know a lot of the history of Buffalo or the people that made it. I can't wait to go back and see...More

Thank derbygirl55
sstarks, Manager at Forest Lawn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

If you like this tour you will love the others we host. Also, check back to see what programs we will be offering this winter. There is so much to see and do at Forest Lawn

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Probably the most beautiful cemetery I have visited so far (& I have visited many). Upon arrival there is the cemetery office which provides great map booklets but the map booklets are also located outside of the office. The map booklets are awesome & full...More

Thank AMiller121
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25 June 2017|
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Response from sstarks | Property representative |
Yes allow at least two hours for the trolley tour
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Response from unitedstates2015 | Reviewed this property |
They do have tours of the grounds, however not sure of times or dates. Google Forest Lawn Cemetery located in Buffalo NY. It should have all the info. The tours are very informative and interesting. There is a lot of... More