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Forest Lawn

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A must see historical site in the City of Buffalo

Forest Lawn Cemetery is a beautifully landscaped burial ground to some of Buffalo's most famous... read more

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Chris C
Buffalo, New York

Very comfortable trolley/bus drives through this beautiful cemetary; handicapped accessible and air... read more

Reviewed 4 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...more
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1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
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Reviewed yesterday

Forest Lawn Cemetery is a beautifully landscaped burial ground to some of Buffalo's most famous residents, including President Millard Fillmore and his wife Abigail, Red Jacket, a Seneca Indian Chief, Sara Hinson a school teacher who began Flag Day, and Rick James a rock star,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very comfortable trolley/bus drives through this beautiful cemetary; handicapped accessible and air conditioned. A docent explains the fascinating history of the cemetary and points out the most interesting/famous/beautiful memorials. The best part is when costumed actors of influential people at rest here get on the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sincerelysuzi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful and historical area. The walk is enjoyable for history buffs. Make sure to get a guide.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mona L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour this scenic and historic cemetery and you will be greeted along the way by many of its famous residents. They board the bus and discuss their life in previous centuries in Buffalo. The natural beauty of the grounds and the many unique monuments make...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cruising2gether2017
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Beautiful scenery creepy being a cemetary but there are some awesome very old crypts and famous people buried here. Nice creek attaches to Delaware Park. People actually take picnics in here. Ducks geese saw a deer once in cemetery. Not my cup of tea. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Forest Lawn Cemetery is an integral part of the Olmstead system of parks and natural areas in Buffalo. There are many historical figures buried here from the early years of settlement to the present, including presidents and noteworthy native Americans. In addition the area features...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobM682
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Forest Lawn is a real gem. It is large, verdant, easily accessed, and full of history. There are a variety of tours available but i prefer more random strolling, discovering in private or with loved ones some new nature find or famous grave. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James R
Reviewed 20 December 2018

This cemetery is a beautiful place not just for those that rest there, but for visitors. With over 14 miles of roads throughout, it is a humbling experience. In the summertime, they offer tours where you can either walk or ride in a bus to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The cemetery is a perfect place to enjoy some nature in the middle of buffalo. Its is very hilly so make sure you are capable of a decent amount of exercise before starting. Many beautiful monuments to see and a couple ponds to watch birds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kevinrU2316UL
Reviewed 23 November 2018

The cemetery offers scheduled tours. But, we had a private tour that the representative of the staff arranged for us. It was well worth the charge. Our docent tailored the two hours plus especially for us.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert C
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28 September 2018|
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Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
You are free to see the beauty of Forest Lawn at your own pace.maps are available & office staff are helpful if needed.
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