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.
Asbestos Removal Complete
The restoration efforts continue to progress with the removal of hazardous materials this past spring. The Association will, once again, apply for a historic preservation grant from NYS - due by the end of July - to help with the restoration efforts. More improvements are coming in the next few months. Stay tuned.
Restoration Efforts of the 1909 Chapel Continues
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.
Construction of the chapel (1909/1910)
The Canandaigua Cemetery Association Board of Trustees is hosting the third Wine & Spirits Tour Event to be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm celebrating the continuing restoration efforts of the historic chapel located on the grounds of Woodlawn Cemetery. A variety of wines, beers and spirits from the region, as well as gourmet food from Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake, will be featured. The event will also feature live acoustical music as well as a silent auction.
All of the proceeds from this event will support the efforts to restore the historic cemetery chapel built with the generous donations of Mary Clark Thompson in 1909. Already great strides have been made in the chapel’s refurbishment including new electrical service, new roof support beams, asbestos abatement and a major new improvement scheduled to be completed this summer with an unveiling at the event. More work still needs to be done in order to restore it to its former glory and future utilization. Tours will be given of the chapel to highlight the work done and showcase planned future renovation. Additional guided tram tours of the historic cemetery grounds will be available.
Limited tickets are now available at the cemetery office for $35 per person. Don't miss out!
For more information, please feel free to contact the cemetery office.
Unlike many of the locations in the newest smartphone game craze, Pokemon Go, Woodlawn Cemetery is private property.
Out of respect for all those interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, and their families, we require the highest level of decorum from our guests and visitors. Playing games such as “Pokemon Go” on these hallowed grounds would not be deemed appropriate. We request that visitors to Woodlawn refrain from such activity.