We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 940 Comstock Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210-2812
Today
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:30 - 12:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Scenic and historic, but be careful on the roads

Last visited in 2015, 30 years after attending college at the adjacent Syracuse University and State College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This was, and remains, a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
Jshrcougar
,
Olympia, WA
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 31: English reviews
Olympia, WA
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Last visited in 2015, 30 years after attending college at the adjacent Syracuse University and State College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This was, and remains, a fascinating cemetery. This is because of the historical nature of the monuments as well as the mature forest vegetation (native and exotic species). It seemed that considerably less maintenance takes place today compared... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jshrcougar
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The roads are in deplorable condition; the undercarriage of my car is in awful condition after a recent visit; can't find caretakers to learn process to file a complaint

Helpful?
Thank mizthang71
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a cemetery with a lot of history that has been well documented. It is large and shady so if you like this kind of thing take one of the guided tours, the halloween tours are great.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gracie G
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I've been visiting here for years, My family plot is there. I love the architecture of the older monuments and buildings. But sadly, there has been a lot of vandalism in recent decades. I'd like to see a program where juveniles have to do their community service restoring the old monuments and picking the beer cans and garbage. A high... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Michael H
bethesda, md
Level Contributor
441 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a nicely maintained cemetery near SU's campus. The green space, including mature trees makes for a nice walk, but avoid going there after dark or alone.

Helpful?
Thank tikidream
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

I have come to Oakwood several times for photography shoots of the tombstones and monuments. Very beautiful location. Great for photographers to take some good photos, especially of the pyramid monument. Highly recommended. One tip though, as peaceful as this place is, please do not go there alone. This is in the City of Syracuse and crime is pretty high.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mastermason1983
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Varied paths and interesting sights. I loved to go on walks or runs here while I was a student at SU, especially on fall afternoons.

Helpful?
Thank Emma E
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Can't go wrong. It is a place of contemplation. Some of the tombstones are old and falling apart, but that's all a part of the aging process.

Helpful?
Thank Liafefifofia
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Oakwood cemetery is worth several visits, whether you just enjoy looking at amazing grave markers and crypts, or are interested in the history of Central NY and its founders and notables. I highly recommend the Onondaga Historical Society's "ghost walks", or similar group outings. I would not suggest wandering around the place solo; it is vast, and has many potential... More 

Helpful?
Thank lem1eu10
Chelsea, Michigan
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

A lovely little cemetery right near campus. Great for morning runs or for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus.

Helpful?
Thank AHotaling

Travellers who viewed Oakwood Cemetery also viewed

Syracuse, Finger Lakes
Syracuse, Finger Lakes
 
Syracuse, Finger Lakes
Syracuse, Finger Lakes
 

Been to Oakwood Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oakwood Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?