Mark you calendar! Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10am-1pm. Glenwood Cemetery Archives Tour. 2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007.

Glenwood Cemetery Archives Tour on Saturday, May 18

You are invited to an AHA! exclusive tour of the historic Glenwood Cemetery Archive on Saturday, May 18th with the option of hanging out on the grounds after for a picnic – so please bring your lunchboxes.

The Glenwood Cemetery was established as a private cemetery in 1871 and is located west of Downtown Houston overlooking Buffalo Bayou. The design of this cemetery was special as it broke the typical grid layout of Houston cemeteries and instead was based on the principles of 19th century romantic garden cemeteries. In addition to its use as a resting place for many prominent Texans, Glenwood Cemetery hosted visitors who utilized the space as a park – as public parks didn’t exist back then as they do now. In 2022, Glenwood Cemetery created an Archive (and completed the groundwork on it in 2023), dedicated to the history of the cemetery encompassing over 150 years of history. The Archive collection is composed of 20 collections and 2 special collections.

What to Expect:

  • The tour will be indoors; however, resources will be provided to anyone who wishes to explore the grounds to see flora/fauna and art collection along the difference family lots.
  • Parking will be available in the front parking lot and additional vehicles can park along the brick curb paths- be sure to not block the main gate or any lanes.
  • They have public restrooms on site but no water fountain, so please bring your own water bottles!

Limited Slots for Tour, RSVP Today!

We are limited to 25 people so please RSVP as soon as possible. We have included a waitlist space as well; in case anyone needs to cancel their RSVP as the event gets closer.

Please RSVP via the link below and be sure to include your preferred contact information that you will have access to the day of – in case any changes occur:

While there are limited spots for the indoor tour of the archives, all are welcome to enjoy the grounds and picnic.