Events . . .  The History, Nature and Art of Woodlawn

Visitors are welcome to step back into history and experience Woodlawn’s beautiful blend of nature and art:  one hundred and sixty acres of stately trees and statuary. With our schedule of annual, seasonal and collaborative events, Woodlawn preserves its historic roots while welcoming the today’s generations.

Birds of Woodlawn: Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join us each week as we document the Birds of Woodlawn. From migrating to nesting birds, we will explore many natural habitats.  From beginners to experienced birders, all our welcome. Please bring binoculars and bird guides, if you have them. Note that inclement weather may cancel a walk.

Woodlawn Walkers:  Wednesdays, May 3rd – October 25th, 9:00 a.m.

Whether you’re interested in a stroll or a power walk, join us each Wednesday on a two mile path around Woodlawn. Drop in for one week or all four months. Get healthy and rejuvenated as you walk among the beautiful arboretum and the historical architectural features. Each participant will get a walking log to keep track of your progress.

Tree of Woodlawn Series: First Tuesdays of the month: April—Oct, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30pm

 Spend the evenings with Amy Stone of Ohio State University Extension on a discovery of trees series. With over 100 different species of tree in Wood-lawn’s Arboretum it can be tricky to tell them apart! On the tree identification walk, participants will be focusing on the subtle but easy cues that lead direct-ly to identifying a tree. Learn techniques on diag-nosing some common (and maybe not so common) tree problems. Which ones need immediate atten-tion and which ones are just cosmetic and won't compromise the health of the tree?

2017 Tree and Tombstone Tours:

Spring: Sunday, May 21st : Fall: Sunday, October 8th - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 The beauty of Woodlawn may change with the seasons, but its rich history is constant. The many family stories contained within its gates are literally etched in stone. Our Tree and Tombstone Tours are the ideal opportunity to enjoy both the season and history. The 90 minutes of leisurely walking, accompanied by our knowledgeable naturalist historians through our nationally recognized arboretum. (This event is free and open to the public.)

Red, White and Blue Day: Friday, May 26th, 2017

Each year, volunteers from all corners of the community help the Woodlawn staff prepare for its special Memorial Day celebration. Spend an hour or spend the whole day with us as we place thousands of American flags around the cemetery in honor of the veterans laid to rest at Woodlawn. It’s an uplifting, kinship-building experience—don’t miss it!

Memorial Day Celebration: Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Join us as we honor the war veterans of Woodlawn—including some who served in the Civil War—with a memorial service and family celebration. Refreshments will be served following the traditional ceremony, which features the blowing of taps, a twenty-one gun salute, music, marching and more.

2017 Monthly Summer Evening Strolls:

Second Thursdays of June, July and August: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a twilight walking tour through the grounds of the cemetery. This tour begins at 6:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Our guides will lead us on the discovery of history, art and nature.

Click here to register online for these free events or call us at 419-472-2186


Summer: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Winter: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


1502 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43606