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 vegetation (native and exotic species). It seemed that considerably less maintenance takes place today compared... 更多
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
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.
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 go there alone. This is in the City of Syracuse and crime is pretty high.... 更多
Can't go wrong. It is a place of contemplation. Some of the tombstones are old and falling apart, but that's all a part of the aging process.
Oakwood cemetery is worth several visits, whether you just enjoy looking at amazing grave markers and crypts, or are interested in the history of Central NY and its founders and notables. I highly recommend the Onondaga Historical Society's "ghost walks", or similar group outings. I would not suggest wandering around the place solo; it is vast, and has many potential... 更多
A lovely little cemetery right near campus. Great for morning runs or for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus.