The Trustees of Woodlawn Cemetery welcomes you to this hidden jewel in Canandaigua, New York. We hope you will take time to explore the many facets of Woodlawn Cemetery. We welcome your questions and comments and would be pleased by a visit at any time.
The official site of Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua!
For your convenience, here are quick links to interments made from 2010 to current.
The cemetery now accepts major credit cards.
The Canandaigua Cemetery Association is a not for profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Click on the donations tab on the left or contact the cemetery office to see how you can donate.
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Preplanning is the answer to lowering the cost of burial expenses and it helps to lessen the impact of bereavement on the living. By thinking ahead, you’ll make informed, thoughtful decisions about your burial arrangements. Imagine the peace-of-mind you’ll have knowing it's been taken care of. Our office can assist you in determining what burial options are right for you.
To read more, click on the "Cemetery Preplanning" tab on the left.
Woodlawn Cemetery provides respectful interment services to individuals and families in a unique setting of beauty and calm, and provides education relative to its historic heritage.
Woodlawn Cemetery serves the community as an eternal resting place; commemorating the lives of those interred; conserving, restoring and sustaining the physical attributes, horticultural aspects, buildings and infrastructure of the cemetery; and optimizes the cemetery's potential as a cultural resource through education, preservation and promotion of Woodlawn Cemetery's unique heritage.
Interior Asbestos Removal Complete
The restoration efforts continue to progress with the removal of hazardous materials this past spring. The Association has applied, once again, for a historic preservation grant from NYS to help with the restoration efforts. More improvements are coming in the next few months. Stay tuned.
This year has taken a great stride in the efforts of restoring the chapel. New roof support beams have been installed, asbestos removal is complete, and a new slate roof is in the initial stages of being installed.
Learn about the history of one of Mary Clark Thompson’s legacies. Discover details about the construction of this historic landmark and the progress of the restoration efforts that will revitalize the chapel for community use. See how you can help save this historic chapel by clicking below.
Thank you to all the attendees, sponsors, vendors and to everyone that helped make the 2016 Wine & Spirits Tour event a success. Over 30 vendor tables shared assortments of fine wine, brew, spirits and delicacies to eager attendees braving one of the hottest days of the year. Everyone enjoyed touring the chapel and seeing the progress of the restoration efforts. Guided tram tours of the cemetery were, once again, popular with attendees eager to learn of the facinating history of the cemetery and the notables interred within.
Chapel Restoration Efforts Continue...
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Hollywood Uses Woodlawn Historic Chapel for Movie Shot
Woodlawn was approached by Los Angelos movie direct/producer/actor Russell Gannon to use the cemetery historic chapel as a backdrop for a scene in an upcoming movie. The professional film crew was tasteful and respectful when filming the clips that revolved around the chapel. While filming for nearly two hours, Russell, and his crew, were in awe with the chapel and the beauty that it displays.
We were proud to host the crew in a manner that was not disruptive, nor disrespectful to visitors or to the cemetery grounds. We are equally as proud that the crew chose Woodlawn because of the beauty, character and serenity that the grounds and chapel offer.
This was a great opportunity to be able to showcase the historic chapel while increasing the interest in the current restoration efforts.
Here are a few photos from the filming.
Film crew admires chapel
set to begin
Russel Gannon speaks with actors in between takes as crew watches on
Wine & Spirits Tour a Success!