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Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Great tours, peaceful cemetery...

Forest Lawn is peaceful, beautiful, and filled with wildlife and so much history of those who... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Depew NY
What a great trolley tour

Was not sure what to expect. The docent was excellent. Most of the "guests/ghosts" were fun and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many famous people buried here, including Rick James, whose black headstone features an etching of his likeness and a poem. Many of the monuments, stone markers and mausoleums are positively breathtaking in scope. Definitely worth a visit if you are into touring historic...More

Thank nyackgirl47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may seem unusual to rate a walk through a cemetery, however, Buffalo's Forest Lawn cemetary is so beautiful and well maintained that it is perfect for a walk near the Elmwood strip without the hussle and bustle of the city. There are walking tours...More

Thank Elizabeth F
sstarks, Manager at Forest Lawn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting this review. We are happy you enjoy our beautiful grounds.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walk in Forest Lawn regularly. It is especially gorgeous in the fall. The variety of trees in these Olmstead-designed grounds and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed tomb make this place always worth the visit. A great place to stroll and picnic, it is a...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went to see Rick James from buffalo and there were lipstick stains on his mermorial, very nice man talked to us who buried his wife near him, also great for history with Millard Fillmore and a beautiful monument ,

Thank jpinj2
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A weekend morning tour last 1 1/2 hours very pleasantly delivered by an informed tour guide. Covers the history of the cemetery from the 1800's until today. A short walk through some historical areas - various wars' casualties - local famous citizens - was quite...More

Thank Jlu2903
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We spent about 30-45 minutes driving through the cemetery, and we really enjoyed ourselves. We got out once or twice -- including to see President Millard Fillmore's gravesite. Very well maintained.

Thank Blake D
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Who would think of a historic cemetery as a tourist attraction or a place to exercise but Forest Lawn is an incredible place for this and other activities. The cemetery's miles of protected roads with hills and valleys and incredible views or trees, lakes and...More

Thank JLW_Buffalo
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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