Tours and presentations
Lakewood offers a variety of guided and self-guided tours ― including its history slide show ― free to the public. Pick up complimentary copies of tour guide brochures in Lakewood’s Administration Building or download copies from this site.
“Learn about Lakewood” Information Sessions – May 25 & 26
Register for an educational session to learn about Lakewood, including our history, art and gardens. Learn more.
Visit the graves of community leaders – past and present – as well as other interesting people and community groups.
Guided tours of Lakewood may be arranged for groups at any time throughout the year, free of charge. Call (612) 822-2171 or
email us to arrange a guided tour.
“History, Art & Gardens” presentation
This slide presentation highlights Lakewood’s rich local history, famous memorials, beautiful gardens and artistic monuments and architecture. Call us at (612) 822-2171 or
email us to arrange for viewing this presentation. We can bring the presentation to your group or you can view it in our historic chapel.
Self-guided walking tour
This tour takes you through 135 years of history, including the graves of many of Lakewood’s founders, popular politicians, memorials to community groups and more.
Historic chapel tour
Built in 1910, Lakewood’s historic Memorial Chapel is a must-see architectural masterpiece. Ask Lakewood staff if the chapel is available for you to view when you wish to visit.
Self-guided memorial symbolism tour
Lakewood is filled with memorial art and architecture that is rich in symbolism.
Memorial Day tours
Lakewood offers free guided trolley tours and a special tour on Memorial Day each year. Tour information is available a month or two prior to