Glenwood Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery
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torpdo
Des Moines, IA544 contributions
Sep 2022
Well maintained cemetery. The front entrance is closed due to construction of a new office complex so you have to enter at the back of the cemetery. Notable burials are Gene Tierney, Howard Huges and William and Oveta Hobby. The office will give you a map identifying notable burials at no charge although it seemed I was bothering the person at the desk. Worthwhile to visit.
Written September 20, 2022
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Rachel H
6 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
I did not expect such a beautiful and serene cemetery in the middle of Houston. We parked and walked around for about an hour. My 4-year-old really enjoyed looking at all of the mausoleums and angel statues. We enjoyed reading the historical plaques that are scattered throughout the cemetery. There are excellent views of downtown and the large trees provide great shade.
Written September 12, 2020
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Rdhatfield
Norman, OK47 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
I love to visit cemeteries for the history and art.....this place did not disappoint. It is beautiful, very tranquil. Hard to believe you are in the middle of Houston. Trees keep everything shaded so even on my 93 degree afternoon it was nice enough to walk around for over an hour. I was only able to maybe a quarter of it so I will be back.
Written June 8, 2021
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houstonnative47
Missouri City, TX1,110 contributions
Feb 2021
We spent several hours wandering around here and enjoyed seeing the diverse headstones. We especially loved the many angel statues here. We did see many historical markers of some early Houstonians and Texians and would like to return to see more. The cemetery is well planned out and maintained with winding roads and large old oak trees. It's a beautiful peaceful place!
Written March 2, 2021
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DaveHayTX
Houston, TX43 contributions
Aug 2019
I had some free time, so I thought it would be interesting to see where Howard Hughes was buried. Google maps gave me the coordinates, but it wasn't clear how to get to it. It turns out it is on the west side of Greenwood Cemetery, alongside the graves of many famous figures from Houston history. Once you find the entrance (it's on the north side, make your war to the cemetery office, where you can get a map. It took some time to find the Hughes' grave, which is surrounded by a steel bar fence. Howard is buried alongside his parents.
Written January 9, 2020
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2lilly2
Houston, TX123 contributions
Jan 2020
This is such a beautiful, peaceful, and historic cemetery. Many of Houstons rich and famous (Howard Hughs) are buried here. The grave markers and sculptures are amazing. Its close to downtown and the Heights. Great place for pictures!!
Written January 12, 2020
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djh1960
Houston, TX43 contributions
Oct 2021
Glenwood is one of the few really interesting historic places in Houston and is beautiful. From the traditional plots and monuments of the oldest Houston families to the modern grave site of Howard Hughes. This is a lovely place for an easy and convenient visit.
Written May 3, 2022
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5Starr4Me
Houston, TX222 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Happened upon this cemetery one day driving
Little did I Know this was a whose who of Houston history. They are all here and Howard Hughes is buried here to. The grounds are beautiful, all kept and rolling hills that meander for what seems miles of path way.
Definitely worth a drive and look. Just read the names
Written December 6, 2020
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Barbara H
United States66 contributions
Aug 2019
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.
Written September 6, 2019
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BirdmanSiSenor
Houston, TX123 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Glenwood Cemetery is a lovely place for a walk. Towering trees and immaculately kept landscaping make for beautiful surroundings. Many of Houston’s founding fathers are buried here. Howard Hughes is buried here along with celebrities who are buried here or own elaborate burial plots , some with amazing structures on them. Highly recommended for a refreshing walk during the cooler months.
Written September 4, 2019
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