Due to the pandemic, HOCPA is unable to hold our monthly in-person tours. Instead, this page will serve as a virtual guide in hopes individuals who are able to visit the cemetery will do so and partake in their own guided tour.


Our October tour is a video prepared by Don Leopold,  distinguished teaching professor and chair of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY ESF.


Don had previously planned a walking tour in which he was hoping to show attendees what Oakwood has to offer in the fall and what makes the cemetery so botanically unique.


Instead, Don has prepared a video entitled, Tees with Don Leopold at Oakwood Cemetery. The video is part of an educational series for ESF Alumni Weekend 2020. Check it out below!


Looking for information on our Tree Trail which was released in August? You can still find that by visiting

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.