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.

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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.

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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…

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Upcoming Events

Find out about new events and tours happening at Oakwood.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Saturday, May 25th, 9 am. FREE event. Join the Friends of Oakwood and the Veterans[…]

Annual Spring Bird Walk May 18th, 8am

Saturday May 18, 8 am, $15.00 pp         We’ll stroll to a variety of habitats and[…]

THE TRIAL OF BAT SHEA performance at Oakwood Cemetery. Both performances (March 29th & 30th) are sold out!

In 1894 Robert Ross was shot and killed as he tried to prevent ballot box[…]

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