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. 

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December 5th, 2015 It WAS a Wonderful Life 2:00pm - 4:00pm 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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Honoring Vietnam Veterans Killed in Action

We are very pleased to make the outstanding work of Forest Lawn Historian Patrick Kavanagh accessible to the world.  Pat, who is himself a Vietnam veteran, has compiled the definitive resource of information on all 532 veterans (531 men and 1 woman) with direct ties to the eight counties of Western New York who were killed or died while on active duty in Vietnam.  

In Pat's words..."We must never forget the sacrifices made by these young people."   

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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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