Through historical tours, exhibits, events and memorial services, the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel provides a place to connect, heal and reflect, that is open to all.
The lives that built Austin are at Oakwood Cemetery. We are united here in search of love, life and meaning.
The Chapel is a visitor’s center where relations and visitors can learn about our cultural heritage through the people who were buried in the surrounding cemetery as an act of remembrance. The Oakwood Cemetery Chapel is a starting point for learning about culture and history through limited programming chosen through respectful and responsive community input. Genealogy reveals our forebears' influence on the past and future. We share and record individual narratives to create a framework for the collective human story. The Chapel accommodates events, including memorial services, in a transcendent space where everyone is valued. Recognizing Austin’s history of inequities, we seek to include stories of all Austin communities, reconciling our past with our present.