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Beautiful and interesting cemetery

This is an old Houston cemetery with many beautiful grave markers, some magnificently landscaped... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reagan S
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Houston, Texas
Beautiful and historic!

The serenity of the undulating landscape and the diversity of the tree species make this a restful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grimaud55
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Houston, Texas
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Includes the grave of Howard Hughes
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2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-6020
Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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+1 713-864-7886
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleased to look at Glenwood for a possible pla e of interment. Well maintained, quiet, some beautiful spots. Historic.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barrett A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old Houston cemetery with many beautiful grave markers, some magnificently landscaped family plots and many, many recognizable names from Houston history. Howard Hughes is buried here in a fairly simple setting. The small car paths wind through the beautiful grounds with old...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Reagan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The serenity of the undulating landscape and the diversity of the tree species make this a restful walk on a lazy afternoon. Historic tombstones are fun to identify. The new lake fringed with ducks and water egrets is an Instagram paradise.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Grimaud55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic group tour through preservation Houston. Beautiful tombstones, history and fabulous views of Buffalo Bayou and downtown from the site. Highly recommend this as a unique and different tour.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must admit we've visited this cemetery only because it's so highly positioned on TA. As it's out of downtown we stopped on our way to the Water Wall and Galleria shopping mall. The cemetery has a local historical significance, with many famous early families...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 9 January 2019

This is a beautiful old city cemetery and a great place to stop, rest or have a look around. Also a good place for a bike ride as there are many tree lined pathes and some nice hills to bike on and traffic flow is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Another place we bring friends from out of town. Always loved by all. Besides some of the famous Houstonians buried there like Howard Hughes, the cemetery itself is beautiful wit some of the most majestic oak trees anywhere and the magnificent memorials everywhere. A must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Furnman61
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This beautiful cemetery is the resting place for some of Houston's founding families,as well as Denton Cooley's and Howard Hughes" grave. It wonderful statuary, especially of grieving angels and many trees. We once went on a Halloween tour and often take visitors with us.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tomi M
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This is a beautiful cemetery. Monuments, family precincts are thoughtfully arranged and interesting to decipher. If you had to pick a spot.......

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robpb
Reviewed 9 December 2018

I came here after hearing about it on a local radio show. It was a fascinating tour through Houston (and Texas) history. There were a few other tourists wandering through at the same time, but keep in mind this is an active cemetery. There was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seekingrainydays
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