COMING EVENTS


GARDNER EARL CHAPEL:

The Jewel of Oakwood,
and a National Historic Landmark.


FOR EDUCATORS

Historic Overview
Teachers Instructions

Student Activities

Oakwood’s Residents
Read a Stone
Mapping

Oakwood Cemetery is a place to honor loved ones, contemplate nature, explore art and architecture, and discover the rich history of Upstate New York.

A historic treasure
Founded in 1848, Oakwood is one of America’s largest rural cemeteries, commanding a spectacular panoramic view of the Hudson Valley. Oakwood is the final resting place of many of the area’s most prominent citizens, including “Uncle Sam” Wilson, progenitor of the famous Uncle Sam icon.

An active cemetery
Non-sectarian and open to all, Oakwood offers burial spaces, family plots and affordable cremation services to meet the needs of today’s families.

A haven of serenity for the community
Oakwood’s picturesque landscape and stately monuments make it a popular spot for runners, dog- walkers, families, nature lovers and history buffs. Oakwood is a place for all seasons—a place to reflect...