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Forest Lawn

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Address: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
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+1 716-885-1600
08:00 - 19:00
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As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn –...

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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History in a cemetary

Tours and stories are the business of the dead! Many famous and artistic grave stone from Buffalo's past. See the grave of Red Jacket, U.S. President Millard Fillmore, singer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kenmore, New York
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Kenmore, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tours and stories are the business of the dead! Many famous and artistic grave stone from Buffalo's past. See the grave of Red Jacket, U.S. President Millard Fillmore, singer Rick James, and Thomas Fargo, founder of Wells-Fargo, to name just a few. The Blue Sky Mausoleum is one of three Frank Lloyd Wright memorial sculptures in the world. Tours available

Riverview, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Forest Lawn to pay our respects to my partner's grandmother. She was interred in one of the large mausoleums. I was amazed at beautifully crafted the building was. As we drove around the cemetery (complete with two feet of snow) I was awed at the skill and craftsmanship of headstones and monuments. We attempted to walk up... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

take the bus tour and enjoy the true stories our DAR group went very worth the price and the indoor gift shop is small but goog

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Buffalo,New York
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York is filled with many historicall gravesites. Past Indian leader Red Jacket from colonial days, President Millard Fillmore are examples. Current musical star Rick James is here plus hundreds of years of local residents. On Sundays, there is a couple hour tour taking you to the most well known gravesites. During the ride the... More 

Thank Robert Z
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

2017 bucket list, a ghost tour in October. The cemetery is adjacent to Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo and History Museum are in Delaware Park. Those three things combined could make for a really perfect day.

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I had just gotten a new camera and wanted a place to try different angles, lighting and views. What I found was a monument to Rick James, one for Millard Fillmore, and a mausoleum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It's an area that was never developed for anything else, so apart from the architectural interest, there is nature sneaking into... More 

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lancaster, new ork
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Leave it to Buffalonians! Home of the Chicken Wing, Beef on Weck, the Pierce Arrow (Vintage Motor Car) and some of the friendliest people on the planet....to come up with a great way to spend an afternoon: touring what is arguably one of the most equally historic AND artistic cemeteries in all of the United States! Frank Lloyd Wright's influence... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Forest Lawn offers Christmas season performances, based on famous historical figures buried there, who tell their own stories. Also, there are summer trolley tours to the gravesites of other famous Buffalonians buried there. Impersonators appear from behind the tombstones to tell their stories.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I walked into a big circle i start at Delaware thu the park I managed to find myself still lost not outside but in my mine because I still couldn't find where he got me all funded up at ?¿

Thank MTcurry S
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A wonderfully peaceful place to connect with nature and history. We preferred to amble around in this surprisingly quiet place, rather than do the lazy, cattle-truck trolley ride. There is a free information sheet available, which has the all the more prestigious people's grave and statues marked on it. There are many beautiful trees as well as cute small deer... More 

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