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Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Buffalo History Walking Tour at Forest Lawn

My husband, a couple of friends and I enjoyed the History Walking Tour last weekend. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clarence Center, New York
History trolley

we took the trolley history tour and was very interesting. Lots of famous people and interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandi K
Buffalo, 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Sandi K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 183hauset
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forest Lawn is peaceful, beautiful, and filled with wildlife and so much history of those who permanently reside there. The cemetery does great work on offering informational and very entertaining tours. Recently attended the Millard Fillmore tour. It was simply wonderful!

Thank 9Buffalolady20
sstarks, Manager at Forest Lawn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Millard Fillmore tour was new this year and was very well received. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience. Having Abigail and Millard "appear" on the tour made for a memorable day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was not sure what to expect. The docent was excellent. Most of the "guests/ghosts" were fun and informative. Learned alot about cemeatries, words and Buffalo. Only downside was the seats were a little uncomfortable.

Thank mg100
Reviewed 8 September 2017

On Easter Sunday of this year, some friends and I decided to walk around the historic cemetery after our meal. Not only was the weather gorgeous, it was nice to spend time in so peaceful a location and see the historic monuments.

Thank rddeverell87
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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
19 August 2016|
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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