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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Tour in Troy

I need to do this...

From the press release:

Tuesday  August 12   

Dark Tuesday Tours of Nat'l  Historic Landmark 

Every half hour from 12:30 - 3 P.M.   

Adults $7.00pp    Children under 12, Free.

Dark Day at Saratoga Raceway got you looking for something to do? The Gardner Earl Chapel is a National Historic Landmark unlike any other. Come and see the beautiful stained glass windows by Tiffany and by Maitland Armstrong, the marble mosaics, intricate carvings of wood and sandstone and other hidden treasures that make it so special. There's even a marble fireplace in the restroom!

Hear the story of the young man who inspired such a spectacular tribute. You’ll understand why this non-sectarian chapel is a popular site for weddings and why one room is nicknamed "The Gorgeous Room."  Then enjoy strolling by the pond and grounds of this lovely 19th C cemetery.

Registration is preferred but walk-ins will also be welcomed for this event. 1-800-556-6273 Please leave your name, phone, number of people and name of event. The Earl Chapel is handicapped accessible and is located a short distance from the Oakwood Avenue entrance to Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. GPS: 186 Oakwood Ave. Troy.  From Saratoga it is a 40 minute drive down I-87 to Rt 7East into Troy then left to Oakwood Avenue. Come on down. Presented by the Friends of Oakwood Cemetery, it's the surest bet you'll make all season!

Friends of Oakwood Cemetery is a group of volunteers who raise funds to maintain the historic grounds, Victorian gatehouses and National Historic Landmark Gardner Earl Chapel at this non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. New volunteers are always welcome. Call 272-7520 or email For the latest updates on our events and activities Friend Us on FaceBook: Oakwood Cemetery Troy NY.


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