Guided Tours (2023)

 The schedule is below!
  • Tours begin at 2pm.
  • Entrance at the Comstock gate and follow the signs.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • We meet rain or shine – but not if there is thunder/lightning. Check our social media pages for last minute updates.
  • Plan on 2 hours for the tour.
  • There is no cost (donations accepted and encouraged) and no need to rsvp.
  • These tours are presented by HOCPA board members and made possible thanks to the support of Oakwood Management.

Upcoming 2023 Dates

Sunday, May 21st

Section B

Join Diane Medvitz to hear some of the stories the residents
of Section B have to tell.   Along with Diane will be Holly Koenig who will describe
some of this section’s most interesting monuments.


Sunday, June 25th

Section 35

Mrs. Kate Candee Knickerbocker (1850-1925), a resident of
Lot 127, has graciously agreed to introduce tour-goers to some of her
neighbors.   Mrs. K. (aka Sue Greenhagen) knows their stories, and then some.


Sunday, July 16th

Section 17

Back on the circuit is Diane Medvitz, touring one of her
favorite sections.  Hear about folks you might know well, and some maybe not so


Sunday, August 20th

Section 48

Guide Sue Greenhagen will lead our tour of Section
48.  Or will one of  the “residents” be our guide? Anyway, the tales to be told are
bound to be memorable.


Sunday, October 1st

SUNY ESF Professor, Don Leopold, will be leading his famous tree tour.

Our Initiatives

Highlighting Civil War Veterans

HOCPA is honoring Civil War veterans by making sure they have a marker.

Rehabilitation of the Silsbee Chapel

The 1879 mortuary chapel has been an icon in Oakwood Cemetery for well over 100 years.

Reintroduction of Rare Trees

HOCPA is participating in two projects to reintroduce historic trees to the cemetery.

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