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Oakwood 2016
Tours & Events


Click Here for a full list of all 2016 tours and events at Oakwood.


See the Troy Record coverage of the 2016 ANNUAL DAFFOFIL BRUNCH.

SPRING BIRD WALK TO KICK OFF 2016 TOURS AT OAKWOOD
Saturday, May 21st, 8am-10:30am $15./pp (cash or check)


The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery will kick off the 2016 tour season with their Annual Spring Bird Walk. Oakwood is home to more than 70 species of birds and we will visit a variety of their habitats to look for them on this easy stroll. All levels of birders are welcome. If you’re new to birding, we’ll be glad to help you out. We are likely to see or hear colorful birds like bluebirds or black & orange orioles, huge birds like turkey vultures and geese, mysterious birds like the Red-eyed Vireo and familiar birds like Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds. Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. A few loaner binoculars may be available. Rain Date: Sunday May 22. Check our Facebook page for updates. Meet at the flagpole. Oakwood Avenue Entrance. Register: 1-800-556-6273. Pay on arrival. The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery is a group of volunteers who raise funds to maintain the historic grounds, Victorian gatehouses and National Historic Landmark Gardner Earl Chapel at this non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. New volunteers are always welcome. Call 272-7520 for rain dates or see the latest updates on our events and activities on our FaceBook page: Oakwood Cemetery Troy NY.

Oakwood’s 3rd ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST


If you love taking pictures at Oakwood, this is your chance to share them and show off your skills. Winning photographers will each receive 2 tickets to the 2016 Gala (a $130 value). Photos must have been taken by the submitter. Amateurs only.

Click Here for photo contest details and submission instructions. Contest ends on August 31st!!!

Friends of Oakwood Gargoyle Key Ring/Bottle Opener


Click Here for the Gargoyle Key Ring/Bottle Opener order form.

The first cremation at the Gardner Earl Chapel was done in January of 1890. We are happy to announce the creation of a Gardner Earl Commemorative GARGOYLE KEY RING/BOTTLE OPENER. It is based on a photo of our "very own gargoyle" at the chapel and professionally made.

The reverse is marked: Gardner Earl Chapel Est.1890 Oakwood Cemetery Troy, NY

The gargoyle key rings will be available for purchase at all Friends tours and events. The price is just $10 each and, as always, the funds raised will help maintain and preserve this historic and beautiful chapel and the Oakwood Cemetery grounds. Our current supply is limited to 250 so be sure to get yours soon. If you have a friend or relative who lives out of the area, don't forget to purchase one for them too.