Reconnect With The Past

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

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You can make a reservation for one of the upcoming tour dates through the Preservation Houston website by clicking below.

Upcoming Events

AT GLENWOOD CEMETERY

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Our Foundation

MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE
GENEROSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY

Mission

To preserve and enhance the beauty and historical integrity of Glenwood Cemetery through projects beyond the scope of day to day operations, such as monument restoration, landscape improvements, and special projects such as erosion control.

About the Foundation

Recognizing the value of Glenwood to our community, the Glenwood Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation was formed in 1999 to raise funds for the preservation of historic Glenwood Cemetery beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance and operation. GCHPF is uniquely situated as the sole steward of Glenwood and essential to its preservation. The efforts taken by the GCHPF have been instrumental and necessary for the preservation of Glenwood Cemetery. Among other projects, monuments have been restored that would have otherwise fallen into disrepair, land maintained that was at risk of being lost and causing irreparable damage, and greenspace conserved for the betterment of the community.
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Support the Foundation

You may designate your gift to the Foundation for one of the projects or programs listed below, or you may make an unrestricted donation to be applied where the need is greatest. Whatever your choice, you can be assured your gift will help the Foundation achieve its goal of preserving and protecting Glenwood Cemetery.

Your Donation is Tax Deductible
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift will be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law, and you will receive a written acknowledgment of your donation from the Foundation. For further information regarding tax deductibility, you should contact your tax advisor.

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"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

  • Shane B
    Absolutely gorgeous place! The granite art and stonework along with the landscaping was just beautiful. Well worth visiting. We wished we had allowed more time for this.
    Shane B
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  • Brysonsrory
    Tranquil beauty with statues that are difficult to find in Texas in any cemetery. It is like a park. It is a park !! I was so excited to stumble across the burial place of Gene Tierney and Howard Hughes.
    Brysonsrory
    via TripAdvisor
  • Barbara H
    Glenwood is one of the most visited cemeteries in America. In a city whose topography is primarily flat, it has rolling hills, tons of huge trees, beautiful markers and lots of Houston history. It's practically in the shadow of downtown Houston, located very near Buffalo Bayou. Such a serene experience.
    Barbara H
    via TripAdvisor