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Tours & Historical Exhibits

Lakewood is filled with history, art and architecture and we offer a variety of public tours throughout the spring, summer and fall each year (conditions permitting).

Upcoming Guided Tours

Available tours are listed below. We also offer guided tours in conjunction with several events throughout the year.

Events Calendar

We also have virtual video visits available

Self-Guided Tours

If you would like to explore Lakewood on your own, please take advantage of these self-guided tours—mindful that certain buildings and exhibits may not be accessible due to private events or other restrictions.

Tour Group at Lakewood's Chapel

Community and Small Group Tours

Guided tours of Lakewood can often be arranged for small groups throughout the year. Contact us or call (612) 822-2171 to inquire.

Do you value history, beauty and nature? 

The Lakewood Heritage Foundation  is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that funds the preservation and restoration of our landscape, art, architecture and public spaces, and helps make our educational programming more accessible.

We welcome donations from anyone interested in maintaining this precious place—for the benefit of all.

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History Exhibits

Lakewood has two exhibits in the lower level of our historic Memorial Chapel. They are open to the public on Memorial Day and for other community events (conditions permitting).

Lakewood Memorial Chapel: 1910 to Today

Learn why many believe Lakewood’s historic chapel contains the finest example of Byzantine mosaic art in the United States. Follow the creation of the chapel through correspondence among Minneapolis architect Harry Wild Jones, New York interior designer Charles Lamb and Lakewood’s board members between 1908 and 1910. See photos, blueprints and more.

Read more about the chapel

Lakewood History Exhibit

Located along the corridor walls between the chapel exhibit and the new cremation viewing room, the Lakewood History Exhibit reveals the different aspects of Lakewood that make it a community treasure – including its place in Minneapolis history, its artistic treasures, the cultures and groups represented here, its gardens and landscape, and changing traditions.

Read more about Lakewood’s History
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