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Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Millard Fillmore Rick James

Went to see Rick James from buffalo and there were lipstick stains on his mermorial, very nice man... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Very historic and beautiful setting

A weekend morning tour last 1 1/2 hours very pleasantly delivered by an informed tour guide. Covers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a cemetery. Yes, a real operating cemetery. Some locally famous people are burried there. But, it's a cemetery.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cemetery. A lot of famous people buried here. We even saw some wild life deer. A drive through was quite nice.

Thank bellacraftella .
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Board a trolley for a fee or take a walking tour, trolley is better, lots of walking if you do the walking tour. Visit many of the historical grave sites in Forest Lawn. Folks come out from behind the stones wearing period costumes, tel you...More

Thank rluto16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forest Lawn in Buffalo NY is one of the oldest cemeteries in WNY! The landscaping is beautiful throughout the cemetery. One of my favorite things to see while at Forest Lawn is, the viewing of a well known white marble sculpture of a family encased...More

Thank deaone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best event I have been to in Buffalo! Our tour guide Jonathan was informative, funny and engaging. The ride was pleasant and held many surprising guests with great anecdotes about their past lives. We laughed out loud at some. It's a super tour...More

Thank Elliehans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to be buried in Buffalo, hands down (like 6' down actually). People have been dying to get into this establishment for many years. Zombies after dark too (no, just kidding...). Honestly though, it's a nice park-like atmosphere to drive/walk through and see some...More

Thank 308stu
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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
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