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Ghost Tours

Attended a ghost tour put on by the Onondaga Historical Society. Very well done. 5 or 6 stops... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Jerry Z
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Camillus, New York
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Beautiful monuments, lots of history

More beautiful than many parks. Lots of history. Walking tours are offered in the summer... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Karen R
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940 Comstock Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210-2812
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Attended a ghost tour put on by the Onondaga Historical Society. Very well done. 5 or 6 stops along the way where cemetary residents spoke of their lives as it relates to our central New York history. Great presentations. Actors were in costume and defiantly...More

Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed 15 June 2017

More beautiful than many parks. Lots of history. Walking tours are offered in the summer. Interesting mausoleums and headstones.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Not a bad cemetery. There were a few "finds" such as a mausoleum with beautiful stained glass windows or the bronze stag. But watch where you step. Even though it hadn't rained in the past 48 hours, there were lots of wet spots in the...More

Thank ELV_13
Reviewed 4 March 2017

As a kid I made my parents take me to this splendid arboretum because it really is a grand tree collection. Many rare trees came from Ellwanger and Barry Mt. Hope Nursery of Rochester in the late 1880's and are now glorious living sculptures. I...More

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 10 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...More

1  Thank Jshrcougar
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

Thank mizthang71
Reviewed 16 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.

1  Thank Gracie G
Reviewed 23 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...More

1  Thank Michael H
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.

Thank tikidream
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...More

1  Thank mastermason1983
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