Glenwood CemeteryCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 2525 Washington Ave , Houston, TX 77007, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-7138647886
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids
Although a very somber place and probably not everyone’s idea of a tourist spot, the Glenwood Cemetery is certainly worth a visit. A trip to this beautiful place is sure to be reminiscent of the typical European cemeteries.
Gorgeous statues adorn the graves and the beautiful citations engraved on the burial stones are also simply stunning. The art is simply breathtaking. There are gothic fountains and statues of angels that give it a very eerie feel. The Howard Hughes Family plot is perhaps the most interesting thing to see here. Several notable Houstonians including George Hermann after whom Hermann Park is named. Howard Hughes himself and the actress Gene Tierney Lee are buried in this lovely cemetery.
You can take a guided tour about the place to learn more about its construction and the people buried here.
- Guided tours cost 10 USD.
- You might have to walk a lot so dress accordingly.
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13.39% of people who visit Houston include Glenwood Cemetery in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
48.15% of people start their Glenwood Cemetery visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Glenwood Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Glenwood Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery is literally one of my favorite places in the world. Generations of history are buried here under elaborate and often moving monuments in this exquisite and lush setting on the elevated banks of Buffalo Bayou opposite downtown Houston. In the shade of a diverse collection of hundreds of trees rests dozens of prominent figures from American history - such as the famous billionaire aviator Howard Hughes, and the first president of the Republic of Texas, Anson Jones. In nice weather this is a marvelous place to explore on foot. You'll see and appreciate much more. But even just driving through the cemetery is a special experience. The roads snake almost randomly up, down, and around through the varied elevations of all 42 acres. From your car you can take a slow drive and read prominent names and dates on the amazing works of art chiseled out of the full spectrum of stones and metals.
Very peaceful and well maintained. Perfect walking spot.
As weird as this sounds I could spend all day here. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place to be. There’s a lot of beauty in the monuments and the historical aspect adds to the appeal.
The most beautiful cemetery I've seen in my life.
Great photo ops, serene views, dramatic statues and monuments, mysterious headstones.