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.

Forest Lawn

Opens in 6 min: 08:00 - 19:00
Open today: 08:00 - 19:00
Review Highlights
A beautiful place for a walk or bike ride

The cemetery is a perfect place to enjoy some nature in the middle of buffalo. Its is very hilly so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kevinrU2316UL
via mobile
Not Just Another Cemetery

The cemetery offers scheduled tours. But, we had a private tour that the representative of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert C
,
Lake Bluff, Illinois
Read all 449 reviews
272
All photos (272)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“buried here”(46 reviews)
“rick james”(42 reviews)
About
As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent...more
Opens in 6 min
Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
See all hours
Contact
1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
Website
+1 716-885-1600
Call
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Buffalo
from US$12.00
More Info
from US$231.20
More Info
from US$137.00
More Info
Reviews (449)
Filter reviews
445 results
Traveller rating
343
93
8
0
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
343
93
8
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews buried here millard fillmore rick james beautiful cemetery trolley tour red jacket blue sky mausoleum final resting place grave sites peaceful place mirror lake christmas show civil war interesting people bike ride walking tour designed by frank lloyd wright
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 445 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cemetery is a perfect place to enjoy some nature in the middle of buffalo. Its is very hilly so make sure you are capable of a decent amount of exercise before starting. Many beautiful monuments to see and a couple ponds to watch birds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kevinrU2316UL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cemetery offers scheduled tours. But, we had a private tour that the representative of the staff arranged for us. It was well worth the charge. Our docent tailored the two hours plus especially for us.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk through the cemetary along with narration by two docents was very, very interesting and informative. It begins with a visit to the main reception building. Bottled water is provided, which was very thoughtful. The monuments visited varied in years and the background of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sschwartz80
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

It is a well maintained cemetery with a interesting history and a pleasant well shaded place to walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ralph d
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Went on a guided walking tour at Forest Lawn. I had been hearing for a while that it was a good place to experience. I recommend it. There is a lot of Buffalo history you can learn, and the stories and artistry of what you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mail4rv2
Reviewed 7 October 2018

My siblings and I conducted our own tour of this cemetery. The grounds are beautiful and include over 250 acres. President Millard Fillmore is buried here as well as many other famous people. There is a wonderful creek running through the grounds and there are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bravefilius
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We wanted to see where President Millard Fillmore was buried. What a stunning and most interesting cemetery. We explored it on our own, but next time will take a bus tour. There's a section for the firefighters that has a unique design that shows great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My Aunt was buried here. The Chapel had pews that were donated by her. Her second Husband was buried there before her.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mrszacc
Reviewed 2 October 2018

There were four of us that went on the Forest Lawn bus tour. What fun! Not only did we see how beautiful this cemetery actually we learned some history of Buffalo. It was an all around wonderful two hours spent learning all about our ancestors...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jmbdnb
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We went on a 2 hour walking tour of Forest Lawn with a docent. It did turn out to be a little longer, but we appreciated the time. There were people dressed in character at some of the famous sites and they spoke of their...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank may1062016
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 nearby hotels
InnBuffalo off Elmwood
349 reviews
.73 km away
Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center
176 reviews
1.55 km away
Lenox Hotel and Suites
107 reviews
2.37 km away
Residence Inn Buffalo Downtown
6 reviews
2.44 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,184 nearby restaurants
Hutch's
345 reviews
.09 km away
Pano's Restaurant
428 reviews
.93 km away
Ashker's Juice Bar & Bistro
61 reviews
.84 km away
SPoT Coffee
105 reviews
.96 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 260 nearby attractions
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
538 reviews
1.27 km away
Elmwood Village
240 reviews
.82 km away
Richardson Olmsted Campus
72 reviews
1.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
jengormly3714
28 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 20 answers
Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
You are free to see the beauty of Forest Lawn at your own pace.maps are available & office staff are helpful if needed.
1
Vote
dacranjel
25 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from sstarks | Property representative |
Yes allow at least two hours for the trolley tour
0
Votes
17lindy
19 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from unitedstates2015 | Reviewed this property |
They do have tours of the grounds, however not sure of times or dates. Google Forest Lawn Cemetery located in Buffalo NY. It should have all the info. The tours are very informative and interesting. There is a lot of... More
0
Votes