Please enter through the main gate off Washington Avenue.

Steeped in History

Stewarding Houston's Past for More Than 150 Years

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Center for Glenwood is Now Open

Our operations have moved to the Center for Glenwood, now open.
Our cottage office is closed. Please visit us in the Center for Glenwood.
The Kane Street gate is closed. Please enter through the main gate off Washington Avenue.

NEW

Purchase a Part of Glenwood's History

Reconnect with the Past through Burial Records

PRESERVING OUR MEMORIES
Curating & maintaining burial records since 1871. We preserve over 25,000 burial records of both Glenwood Cemetery and adjacent Washington Cemetery, keeping history accessible to all.

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Historical Tours

IN ASSOCIATION WITH PRESERVATION HOUSTON

Take a guided walking tour to learn more about the cemetery’s history and the fascinating people who are buried here. 

THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF GLENWOOD CEMETERY

YESTERDAY. TODAY. TOMORROW.

Houston’s historic Glenwood Cemetery was founded in 1871 as a picturesque garden style cemetery. Glenwood derives its historical significance from its origins in the cemetery park movement of the 19th century and its extensive collection of historical monuments and statuary. Many of the people buried here at Glenwood have made important contributions to our city, state, nation, and the world.

"We have incredibly beautiful statuary; extraordinary horticulture, so while we're not a museum of paintings we're a museum of beauty..."
Bill Conner
Director and past Chairman and President

Dedicated & Compassionate

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO HELP GUIDE YOU
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