The Glenwood office is located on the cemetery grounds and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on holidays.

The cemetery gates are open every day from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. When Daylight Saving Time is in effect, the gate closing is extended to sunset or 5:30 p.m., whichever is earlier. The cemetery is protected by security guards, and no visitors are permitted when the gates are closed.

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  The entrance to Glenwood Cemetery is on the south side of Washington Avenue between Studemont and Sawyer Street.

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From Interstate 10 Eastbound (traveling east toward downtown)
Exit IH-10 at Studemont (Exit 767A).  Turn right on Studemont and drive 0.5 miles to Washington Avenue. Turn left on Washington Avenue and drive 0.3 miles to the Glenwood gates on the right.

From Interstate 10 Westbound (traveling west from downtown)
Exit IH-10 at Taylor (Exit 767B). Turn left on Taylor and drive 0.6 miles to Washington Avenue. (Taylor becomes Sawyer Street south of Crockett Street.) Turn right on Washington Avenue and drive 0.2 miles to the Glenwood gates on the left.

From Memorial Drive (traveling inbound toward downtown)
Exit Heights Boulevard (Heights North). Drive north on Heights Boulevard 0.4 miles to Washington Avenue. Turn right on Washington Avenue and d
rive east toward downtown 0.6 miles to the Glenwood gates on the right.

From Allen Parkway (traveling inbound toward downtown)
Exit Studemont/Montrose. Turn left on Montrose (becomes Studemont) and drive 0.5 miles to Washington Avenue. Turn right on Washington Avenue and drive 0.3 miles to the Glenwood gates on the right.

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  Docent-guided walking tours of Glenwood are available to individuals by reservation. Private tours for groups may also be arranged. Click here to make a reservation for one of the upcoming tour dates through the Preservation Houston website.

All times and dates are subject to change in the event a burial is scheduled on the date of the tour or in case of inclement weather. Time changes will be posted on this Web site and those holding reservations will be notified as far in advance as possible.

Please note the tours are walking tours and all vehicles will be left at the cemetery entrance. The route covers approximately 1.5 miles at a very leisurely pace.  There are no public restrooms available on the property. Note that space on the tours is limited and reservations will be guaranteed on a first come, first served basis.

Glenwood is able to offer these tours through a collaboration with Preservation Houston.

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Groups are welcome to visit Glenwood with advance permission from the cemetery.
(photo by Paul Hester)
The walking tours described above may also be arranged for private group visits on dates other than the scheduled walking tours. Please submit your request (via e-mail or by telephone, 713.510.3993) at least 15 business days in advance of your visit, and provide the following at the time of your request:
  • The name of your group and/or its affiliation
  • The date you wish to visit
  • The time of arrival and departure
  • The number of persons expected to attend
  • The name and cell phone number of the person who will be responsible for the group during the visit
  • The group's mode of transportation
If the group will arrive in private cars, please specify the number of cars expected. Busses are not permitted to enter the cemetery. Bus passengers should plan to leave the bus outside the gates and walk into the cemetery. The bus may park and wait on one of the streets adjacent to the cemetery, subject to posted City of Houston parking regulations.

There are no public restroom facilities available at the cemetery. The times and dates of all walking tours are subject to change in the event a burial is scheduled on the date of the tour. 

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  Glenwood is a privately owned cemetery. Visitors are welcome every day of the year during the hours when the cemetery gates are open. Glenwood is an operating cemetery and visitors must respect the privacy and dignity of our lot owners, the families and friends of persons buried at Glenwood, and those attending burials. Because of the potential impact on burials and other cemetery operations, group visits must be arranged in advance. 
    Detail of the Henke family mausoleum.
    (photo by Elaine Mesker-Garcia)
    Please observe the posted 10-mph speed limit and drive only on paved roads. Visitors may park along the cemetery roads so long as there is room for another vehicle to pass. Vehicles larger than a 12-passenger van are not permitted inside the cemetery. Only licensed and insured drivers may drive in the cemetery, and drivers are liable for damage caused to any monument, improvement, tree or plant material as the result of their driving or parking.

  • The following activities are permitted, but visitors engaged in these activities may not, under any circumstances, interfere with funerals. The route of the funeral procession will be marked by traffic cones, and all visitors should avoid the route and stay out of sight of the area of the funeral. Please accord the family and mourners the same respect that you would wish for your own.
    • Small groups of casual bicyclists (no more than four) are welcome, provided they observe the 10-mph speed limit and ride single file to allow other vehicles to pass.
    • Individuals may jog and run in the cemetery, provided they are dressed in a manner that will not be distracting or offensive. Shirts must be worn at all times. Jogging and running in groups of more than four is not permitted.
    • Well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs may accompany their owners to Glenwood, provided they are on a leash under the control of a responsible adult at all times. Dog owners are expected to clean up waste and remove it from the cemetery and to carry supplies for that purpose.
    • Please contact the Glenwood office before making any rubbings of grave markers. Some markers are too fragile to allow rubbings and some commonly used rubbing materials can damage markers.
    • Photography for private (not commercial) use is permitted so long as it does not interfere with the quiet enjoyment of the cemetery by other visitors. Photography in available light is preferred, although flash cameras may be used. External light sources not integral to the camera may not be used. Photography of burials is permitted only with the express permission of the person authorizing the burial, and such permission should be made known to the Glenwood office in advance of the burial. Photography for commercial use is prohibited, except with the written permission of the Executive Director. Requests should be submitted to the Glenwood office.
  • No public rest room facilities are available in the cemetery.

  • Children under 16 years of age are permitted to visit only when accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • Sitting, standing or climbing on monuments and tombstones is strictly prohibited.

  • The following are not permitted in the cemetery:
    • Roller skates, roller blades and skateboards
    • Horseback riding
    • Off-road vehicles
    • Any vehicle loud enough to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of other visitors
    • Glass containers
    • Solicitations of any kind

  • These rules for visiting Glenwood are established under the authority of the Texas Health & Safety Code, Subtitle C, §711.009 and §711.031. They are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of Glenwood management.
    Any visitor who fails to comply with the rules set forth above will be required to leave the cemetery immediately.

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