Tours at Oakwood Cemetery

Untitled

The historic Oakwood Cemetery in Troy has a handful of tours coming up over the next few months.

Each guided walk has it own theme, and they range from causes of death to stained glass to mausoleums to lantern light. There's a schedule below.

Here's a little bit about the cemetery:

Oakwood Cemetery is a non-sectarian, non-profit cemetery located in Troy, New York. Founded in 1848, it is one of the nation's best preserved examples of the 19th Century rural cemetery movement. The entire cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Gravesite there include "Uncle Sam" Wilson, Emma Willard, Russel Sage, and Abraham Lansing.

OK, on to the tour schedule...

Tuesday, August 22: You died how?
"We will share fascinating stories of how certain 'residents' at Oakwood departed this life: drowning, consumption, poisoning, childbirth, suicide by beer, gunshot, lost at sea, the list goes on." Led by Troy city historian Kathy Sheehan. 6 pm -- $15

Saturday, September 16: Tiffany windows, waterfalls, and a 100-mile view
"Join Ned Pratt and Michael Barrett as they introduce you to the amazing beauty and history of the Earl Chapel's Tiffany windows. You'll also see Uncle Sam's grave, and a 100 mile view, as well as ponds, waterfalls, striking gravesite markers and more. Meet at the Earl Chapel." 9 am -- $15

Saturday, October 7: Family mausoleums
"Michael Barrett will take us on a walking/driving tour of many of the intriguing mausoleums at Oakwood. He will tell us about the wealthy families that rest here and give us a rare peek inside some of these beautiful memorials. Meet at the flagpole." 9 am -- $15

Saturday, October 14: Living history: Oakwood by lantern light
"Take a unique evening tour through Oakwood with the glow of a lantern to light the way. Guides will lead us to select gravesites where we will meet costumed interpreters who will share their amazing stories. Meet at the flagpole. Bring a flashlight if you wish. Registration required: 1-800-556-6273. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a 'haunted' tour." 6 pm -- $15

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Approval for another large residential project in downtown Albany that could be the first of many notable projects, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

A row of buildings gone, except for one

A follow up of sorts about the old, beautiful Mechanics and Farmers Bank building at the corner of State and James in downtown Albany and... (more)

BUILT 2018 call for entries

This year's Historic Albany Foundation BUILT event -- "Albany's Architecture through Artists' Eyes" -- will be at the State Museum November 3. The annual fundraiser... (more)

"Gambling was the bedrock of every day of our lives growing up in Schenectady"

At the center of this Ringer profile of new Monday Night Football play-by-play man Joe Tessitore is an account of his childhood in/around Schenectady and... (more)

The Breeders at Upstate Concert Hall

Catching up a bit: The Breeders are set to play Upstate Concert Hall October 28. Tickets are on sale now -- they're $30 ahead /... (more)

Recent Comments

Who would have thought that the way to finally get Exit 3 made after 30+ years was to just name it 'Exit 4 II: The Other Exit 4'.

A row of buildings gone, except for one

...has 2 comments, most recently from Greg

BUILT 2018 call for entries

...has 1 comment, most recently from Pamela Howard

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

...has 9 comments, most recently from BS

Morning Blend for Aug 17

...has 1 comment, most recently from ethan

The Movies Under the Stars series returns to Albany this summer

...has 3 comments, most recently from Elena