Since 1871 Lakewood Cemetery’s park-like grounds have been a place where anyone can visit and reflect in a peaceful and quiet space, connected with nature, art, and history. History that includes Hubert H Humphrey, Lena Olive Smith, Paul Wellstone, Dr Robert S. Brown, Franklin C. Mars, Dr Reuben Youngdahl, Leslie Kouba and Tiny Tim. And many more.
Lakewood Cemetery offers guided opportunities to discover the natural and historic treasures of this unique urban sanctuary. Connect with nature by learning about birding at Lakewood, explore your creative side and take a photography class, or learn about Lakewood’s history through guided tours and events.
Lakewood is one of the most storied and extraordinary urban cemeteries in America. From our founding by a few visionary pioneers in 1871 to our expansive public programming today, we have always been a place where people come together: to celebrate, honor, mourn, reﬂect and remember what’s sacred in life. This year, for our 150th anniversary, we invite you to join us for that and so much more!