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Glenwood Cemetery

2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-6020
+1 713-864-7886
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It's a beautiful cemetery!

It is a very beautiful cemetery to visit. Surprisingly there aren't many people visiting so you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Houston, Texas
If you're into cemeteries, this is a beautiful one

This is not a tourist place - I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone visiting just to look around - but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Includes the grave of Howard Hughes
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-6020
Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
+1 713-864-7886
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a very beautiful cemetery to visit. Surprisingly there aren't many people visiting so you can walk around all day without interrupting people who are there with a purpose. There are some really neat tombstones and cemetery architecture. Lots of old tombstones and some...More

Thank exptraveller501
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a tourist place - I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone visiting just to look around - but it is a beautiful and large historic cemetery in the heart of Houston, with hills, huge trees, and winding paved roads throughout. There are...More

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly, this is perhaps one of the more beautiful spaces in Houston. A quiet and serene place. A great opportunity to investigate Houston history.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My son had a history report due for Texas history. The teacher assigned people from Texas history to each student. Part of the report was to have their picture taken next to the headstone of their individual. His was located in this cemetery. When you...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 25 August 2017

On our travels we always visit one historical cemetery, so we've seen many. This is the most beautiful we've seen with its rolling green hills, lots of elegant trees and plantings, and numerous VERY impressive statues. In the Spring it's breathtaking, but I'd love to...More

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Unbelievably beautiful setting in the middle of Houston! See Houston history for free! Terrific monuments!

2  Thank SheriffofTexas
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Glenwood is an old-fashioned cemetery with monuments and statuary honoring those buried there. It provides a little of early Houston's history, but more than that, it's a great place to visit for sheer beauty and quiet.

2  Thank David E
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I never thought that I would be reviewing a cemetery but this place really is beautiful! Elegantly landscaped and very serene. Many of the 'names' of Houston have been laid to rest here over the years. Backs on to the Buffalo Bayou trail.

2  Thank Bondesco
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Such a serene & beautiful setting, you forget you're in a cemetery. Apart from the icons & scions of Houston history being laid to rest there, the statuary & monuments are beautiful. Especially Denton Cooley's heart shaped artwook

1  Thank rbesho
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Love visiting here and seeing all of the old Houston families! Peaceful place! Lots of statues to admire.

Thank bvandoren
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