forest-lawn.JPGBuffalo, N.Y. - Founded in 1849, with more than 160,000 residents inside its 269 acres, Forest Lawn is one of America's premier historic cemeteries. It is home to a U.S. President, 47 Buffalo mayors, and many of the other great citizens who shaped the historic landscape of Western New York during the past century and a half. In August, Forest Lawn presents a fascinating series of trolley and walking tours. Friday, August 2 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of Forest Lawn's permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Saturday, August 3 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of Forest Lawn's permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Sunday, August 4 FOREST LAWN'S FAMOUS SUNDAY IN THE CEMETERY® HISTORY TROLLEY AND WALKING TOURS Trolley Tours: 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $25/person Join Forest Lawn for an entertaining and informative two-hour trolley tour through its historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about its history, including the rural cemetery movement, art and architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife and, most importantly, learn more about many of its residents - and meet a few of them along the way! Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Walking Tour: 2:30 p.m. $15/person Join Forest Lawn for an entertaining and informative two-hour walking tour through its historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about its history, including the rural cemetery movement, art and architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife and, most importantly, learn more about many of its residents - and meet a few of them along the way! Space is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Tuesday, August 6 FOREST LAWN & THE WAR OF 1812 TROLLEY TOUR 2:00 p.m. $15/person Join Forest Lawn Historian Pat Kavanagh as he marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with this two-hour trolley tour, where you will hear the many fascinating stories connecting Forest Lawn to this important time on the Niagara Frontier. Learn about Margaret St. John, Red Jacket, the Granger family's role in the War of 1812 and so much more. Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Wednesday, August 7 ALL WRIGHT ALL DAY TROLLEY TOUR SOLD OUT! 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Cost: $115 for members of Martin House and/or Graycliff $125 for the general public Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to see a variety of Wright's residential, recreational and monumental designs - both historic and newly constructed. This all-inclusive tour package begins at historic Forest Lawn* and proceeds on Forest Lawn trolley to the Martin House Complex (1903-05) for an extended tour. Then it's on to the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal for an in-depth tour. After a delicious lunch at Acqua (included), the day continues with an extended tour of the Graycliff Estate (1926-31) before returning to Forest Lawn to visit the Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004). A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to point out architectural treasures along the way, including views of the Walter V. Davidson House (1908) and the William R. Heath House (1904-05), private residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Reserve your seat by calling 716.856.3858 or visit www.darwinmartinhouse.org. *The tour begins at Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. Enter via the Delaware/Delevan gates and follow the white line and the signs to the chapel, where you will find plenty of space to park. Please arrive by 8:15 a.m., as the trolley will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 9 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of Forest Lawn's permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Saturday, August 10 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of Forest Lawn's permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Sunday, August 11 FOREST LAWN'S FAMOUS SUNDAY IN THE CEMETERY® HISTORY TROLLEY AND WALKING TOURS Trolley Tours: 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $25/person Join Forest Lawn for an entertaining and informative two-hour trolley tour through its historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about its history, including the rural cemetery movement, art and architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife and, most importantly, learn more about many of its residents - and meet a few of them along the way! Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Walking Tour: 2:30 p.m. $15/person Join Forest Lawn for an entertaining and informative two-hour walking tour through its historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about its history, including the rural cemetery movement, art and architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife and, most importantly, learn more about many of its residents - and meet a few of them along the way! Space is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Monday, August 12 TWILIGHT WALKING TOUR 7:00 p.m. $15/person Join Forest Lawn as the gates close for this 1.5-hour walking tour and experience Forest Lawn in a whole new light! Learn about cemetery symbolism, Frank Lloyd Wright's Blue Sky Mausoleum, the historic Forest Lawn chapel and so much more. No reservations required, simply meet just inside the Delaware Avenue gates no later than 6:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Wednesday, August 14 ARTWORK ON THE FOREST LAWN CANVAS TROLLEY TOUR 2:00 p.m. $15/person On this two-hour artistic tour through Forest Lawn, you will hear the interesting stories behind many of the sculptures, statues and fountains created by such artists as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Larry Griffis and Charles Cary Rumsey that grace Forest Lawn's beautiful grounds. Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Friday, August 16 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of Forest Lawn's permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Saturday, August 17 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of Forest Lawn's permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Sunday, August 18 HISTORIC CIVIL WAR TROLLEY TOUR 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $25/person Sgt. William Hengerer, Maria Love, Mayor William Fargo and so many Civil War notables are part of Forest Lawn's ever-popular two-hour Civil War tour. You will visit the final resting places where noted soldiers - including African American and Confederate soldiers - from Western New York now lie. Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO BASIC HISTORY TROLLEY OR WALKING TOURS ON THIS DATE; ONLY CIVIL WAR TROLLEY TOURS. Tuesday, August 20 FOREST LAWN & THE WAR OF 1812 TROLLEY TOUR 2:00 p.m. $15/person Join Forest Lawn Historian Pat Kavanagh as he marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with this two-hour trolley tour, where you will hear the many fascinating stories connecting Forest Lawn to this important time on the Niagara Frontier. Learn about Margaret St. John, Red Jacket, the Granger family's role in the War of 1812 and so much more. Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Friday, August 23 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of the permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Saturday, August 24 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of the permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Sunday, August 25 FOREST LAWN'S FAMOUS SUNDAY IN THE CEMETERY® HISTORY TROLLEY AND WALKING TOURS Trolley Tours: 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $25/person Join Forest Lawn for an entertaining and informative two-hour trolley tour through its historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about its history, including the rural cemetery movement, art and architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife and, most importantly, learn more about many of its residents - and meet a few of them along the way! Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Walking Tour: 2:30 p.m. $15/person Join Forest Lawn for an entertaining and informative two-hour walking tour through its historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about its history, including the rural cemetery movement, art and architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife and, most importantly, learn more about many of its residents - and meet a few of them along the way! Space is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Monday, August 26 TWILIGHT WALKING TOUR 7:00 p.m. $15/person Join Forest Lawn as the gates close for this 1.5-hour walking tour and experience Forest Lawn in a whole new light! Learn about cemetery symbolism, Frank Lloyd Wright's Blue Sky Mausoleum, the historic Forest Lawn chapel and so much more. No reservations required, simply meet just inside the Delaware Avenue gates no later than 6:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Wednesday, August 28 ARTWORK ON THE FOREST LAWN CANVAS TROLLEY TOUR 2:00 p.m. $15/person On this two-hour artistic tour through Forest Lawn, you will hear the interesting stories behind many of the sculptures, statues and fountains created by such artists as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Larry Griffis and Charles Cary Rumsey that grace Forest Lawn's beautiful grounds. Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Thursday, August 29 ALL WRIGHT ALL DAY TROLLEY TOUR SOLD OUT! 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Cost: $115 for members of Martin House and/or Graycliff $125 for the general public Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to see a variety of Wright's residential, recreational and monumental designs - both historic and newly constructed. This all-inclusive tour package begins at historic Forest Lawn* and proceeds on Forest Lawn trolley to the Martin House Complex (1903-05) for an extended tour. Then it's on to the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal for an in-depth tour. After a delicious lunch at Acqua (included), the day continues with an extended tour of the Graycliff Estate (1926-31) before returning to Forest Lawn to visit the Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004). A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to point out architectural treasures along the way, including views of the Walter V. Davidson House (1908) and the William R. Heath House (1904-05), private residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Reserve your seat by calling 716.856.3858 or visit www.darwinmartinhouse.org. *The tour begins at Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. Enter via the Delaware/Delevan gates and follow the white line and the signs to the chapel, where you will find plenty of space to park. Please arrive by 8:15 a.m., as the trolley will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 30 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of the permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. Saturday, August 31 INSIDE THE GATEHOUSE WALKING TOUR 10:00 a.m. $10/person This unique one-hour walking tour begins at Forest Lawn's Main Street gates, where you'll view the interior of the historic gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. You'll also see and learn about the 1930s home parlor funeral set up before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of the permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street gates. For more information, visit www.forest-lawn.com. Sensible walking shoes recommended. ###