Where memories live and the stories are told.

There's no place like Forest Lawn.

Forest Lawn is one of America's premier historic cemeteries.  Unmatched natural beauty – hills, valleys, lakes and streams.  Sculptural masterpieces.  Living history.  Most importantly, the stories - of those who now rest in peace under our care.  These stories shouldn’t end here.  They are ready to be discovered and to have the next chapters written. We invite you to read more about our history, plan a visit, become a member or access our extensive archives of historic documents. 

Upcoming Events

October 10th, 2015 Inside the Gatehouse Walking Tour 10:00am - 12:00pm Purchase Tickets
October 11th, 2015 Forest Lawn's Famous History Trolley Tour 1:00pm - 3:00pm Purchase Tickets
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October 11th, 2015 Forest Lawn's Famous History Walking Tour 2:00pm - 3:30pm Purchase Tickets
October 11th, 2015 Forest Lawn's Famous History Trolley Tour 3:30pm - 5:30pm Purchase Tickets
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Help to preserve one of WNY's most precious assets

Your support will ensure that this cultural treasure’s historically significant buildings, landmarks and landscape, as well as the stories they tell for Western New York, the nation and the world, will not only be preserved but enhanced for future generations to enjoy.


Now you can join the many others who value, understand and appreciate this special place in our community by becoming a member of Forest Lawn. Read More

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There are a number of ways you can support Forest Lawn with your time and talents. It's a great way to give back to your community, make new friends, cultivate your interests…and even get some exercise!

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We sincerely need and appreciate your donation to Forest Lawn through the Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation. We are gratefully accepting tax-deductible donations.

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Are you looking for a proud career with meaning? Forest Lawn has more than 80 of the most dedicated individuals in Western New York, from groundskeepers and maintenance staff to Family Service Representatives and administrative personnel.

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My Story

Your memories and photos archived at Forest Lawn

Don't let your family's cherished memories be lost to time - either due to the passing of a loved one who is the "keeper" of the family stories, or the loss of irreplaceable photos and documents to fire, flood or other incident. Now you can capture your memories and photos and archive them here at Forest Lawn with My Story, an archival tribute.  

Through this new service, you and the members of your family will meet with Forest Lawn's professional genealogists who will: 

  • Scan and digitize up to 25 of your family's photos and documents
  • Capture and make an audio recording of your family's memories associated with each photo/document
  • Load all of this information onto two jump drives - one you can take home with you; the other will become part of the Forest Lawn archives - stored in a state-of-the-art, secure and environmentally controlled archival storage area, where you and your family members can access the records at any time.

Preserve your cherished memories and photos in Forest Lawn's archives with the help of our professional genealogists and archivists for only $125.

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Cremation and Burial Services

No matter what your wishes are for the end of your life’s journey – be it cremation or traditional burial, there’s a place for you under Forest Lawn’s perpetual care.  Here among the stone bridges, flowing creek and gentle hills you’ll find some of the most beautiful (and least expensive) cremation and burial options in all of Western New York.  

Plan Ahead

Pre-planning your funeral and cemetery arrangements is one of the most important and valuable things you can do, not only for yourself but for your loved ones.

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Time of Loss

If you are facing an imminent death, or a loved one has died, please call your family funeral director first. These dedicated professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to help you. They will guide you through this difficult time and help schedule a time to meet with us.

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