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Click Here for a full list of all 2014 tours and events at Oakwood.

See the Troy Record coverage of the 2014 ANNUAL DAFFOFIL BRUNCH.

Oakwood’s 1st ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
Click Here for photo contest details and submission instructions.


Lambs, Snakes & Swords; Family Scavenger Hunt (Meet at the Earl Chapel)
Tuesday, July 29th, 6pm-7pm $5.00/Family


Join Rensselaer County Historian Kathryn Sheehan for a new scavenger hunt as we search a different area of the cemetery this year. 2 levels of clues will be given for older and younger children and prizes go to all children who complete the hunt. Children will be able to identify animals, crosses, swords and even chairs. Wear sturdy shoes. A fun and educational evening for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Twilight Tour: The Best of Oakwood
Tuesday, August 5th, 6pm-8pm $12.00 pp


We’ll listen to fascinating stories about the 'residents' of this 19th C. rural cemetery as we visit beautiful monuments for inventors, educators, Civil War soldiers and the founding fathers of Troy. Even if you've lived in the Capital Region your whole life, you might be surprised to hear yourself saying "I never knew that before!" The grave of “Uncle Sam”, sunset at the panoramic overlook, and the Gardner Earl Chapel are included highlights. This relaxing 1 mile loop, walking tour mainly along paved roads will be conducted by Oakwood volunteer, Toni Craft. Call 1-800-556-6273 to reserve, $12 per person, pay on arrival. Meet at the bell. Although walk-ins are accepted, a minimum number of registrations must be met or the tour will be canceled so please try to call ahead.