There’s no place like Forest Lawn. As one of the first deliberately designed and professionally landscaped rural cemeteries in the United States, its first interment took place in 1850. Today, there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, not-for-profit cemetery, where all are welcome.
Forest Lawn is also at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Each year, we’re proud to host thousands of visitors who come to enjoy all that Forest Lawn has to offer. 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 perpetual care.
All of this makes Forest Lawn one of Western New York’s most precious cultural assets. And it is the support of people just like you from across this area and beyond which helps to ensure that it will be protected and preserved for generations to come.