Moss-covered angels and stately weeping cypress trees make this 150 year-old cemetery reminiscent of the Old South. It covers ... More
Moss-covered angels and stately weeping cypress trees make this 150 year-old cemetery reminiscent of the Old South. It covers 65 pastoral acres and features dramatic views of Buffalo Bayou and the skyscrapers of downtown. Be sure and pay your respects to Howard Hughes when you visit. This son of Houston is buried near the ornate caretaker's cottage.
I love this cemetery. It is so beautiful and peaceful. It is like a museum of fine art. The tombstones and mausoleums are sculptures. Just breathe taking. I wish I could afford to make this my final resting place. However, one and only bad side to this cemetery is the neighborhood around it. Its in a very bad (worst area in Houston) part of town.
This cemetery is full of all of the well-known names that helped found Houston. It is right in the middle of a huge, bustling city, yet you would not know it. When you stroll through this beautifully maintained cemetary you feel like you are out in a quiet country-side. It is quiet and surrounded with tall trees, lush folliage and rolling hills.
I hear that if you show up at the office (which is an old victorian-style house) you may get a free walking tour. I havn't tried that yet.
We went on a Saturday early afternoon and there were only a few other people besides ourselves. We found Howard Hughes' grave site right away without needing a guide. We also happened across the Halliburton, Shepard and Hobby grave sites within minutes.
Park your car and get out and walk. It is worth it!
I stumbled upon this beautiful cemetery. As I drove in, I realized that this is where many of the founders of modern day Exxon and Texaco are buried. Also, George Herman-Herman park, Howard Hughes, Mrs. Oveta Hobby. I later checked the net for others. It was raining, but I intend to put on my walking shoes and review the founders who provided the engine to modern day Houston.
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