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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.

SUMMER CONCERT ON THE LAWN
Monday, July 11th, 7pm - 8pm, FREE


Monday July 11th at 7:00pm join us for a summer concert on the lawn at the Earl Chapel with music by the Colonie Town Band and strawberry shortcake available from the Friends of Oakwood. Bring a chair. Kids can try conducting. Use Oakwood Ave. gate for entry and exit. NO RAIN DATE. Check Facebook for updates.

CIVIL WAR TOUR: 9 and ½ GENERALS
Saturday, July 16th, 9am-12noon, $15.00 pp; kids under 12 free


Led by local historian Michael Barrett. History was never so much fun. Michael will share some intriguing stories on this walking tour. Meet at the bell. Register at 1-800-556-6273, pay on arrival.

TWILIGHT TOUR: THE BEST OF OAKWOOD
Tuesday, July 19th, 6pm – 8pm, $15/pp; kids under 12 free


Enjoy an early evening stroll listening to fascinating stories as we visit lovely monuments of educators, Civil War soldiers, Troy’s founders and more. Millionaire’s Row, Uncle Sam’s grave, the panoramic overlook and the Earl Chapel interior are included. Register at 1-800-556-6273, pay on arrival.

SPIRITS UNDER THE STARS WINE TASTING
Thursday, July 28th, 6pm – 8pm $35./pp $60./Couple $20./Designated Driver


Get together with your friends to sip some wine and enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets in the ambiance of the magnificent Earl Chapel. Your ticket includes several tastings and a full glass of the wine you like best. Brookview Station Winery will be on hand to discuss varieties. There will be a display of stunning photographs from our contest entries for your viewing pleasure and, of course, you can stroll out to the loggia to watch the sunset. What better way to spend a summer evening?

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.