Thanksgiving Pop Up Chapel Tours at Oakwood Historic Landmark
Saturday November 30th
1pm and 2pm
$10.pp, children under 12 free
Do you have out of town guests coming for Thanksgiving? Are you wondering how you’ll entertain them after you’ve done all the turkey dinner and Black Friday stuff? Here’s your chance to impress them with something completely different! The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery will offer guided tours of the Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium at 1pm and 2pm on Saturday November 30th for just $10. per person. Children under 12 are Free. Registration is not required but is preferred. Please call 518-328-0090 with desired tour time, name, phone, email and number of people. Each tour will be limited to 40 people.
The castle-like Earl Chapel is a National Historic Landmark, boasting an interior of Victorian splendor including spectacular stained-glass windows, oak carvings and marble mosaics. You’ll hear the brief story of the young man who inspired this gorgeous building and you’ll see why it is a popular venue for intimate weddings as well as social events, memorials and funerals. You’ll even have the option to take a peek into one of the old cremation retorts!
For Google map directions use 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy. The Oakwood Avenue (Route 40) entrance is a short drive from Route 7East (Hoosick Street) in Troy. The non-denominational chapel is handicapped-accessible.
The Friends of Oakwood is a non-profit volunteer group working to support the preservation and maintenance of the non-sectarian chapel and grounds of this still-active historic 19th C. cemetery.