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).
Available tours are listed below. We also offer guided tours in conjunction with several events throughout the year.
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.
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.
Help us restore our urban forest
Your gift will help us replace the 700+ trees we’ve lost to the deadly emerald ash borer and create a more resilient, biodiverse woodland. Our master plan calls for the addition of more than 25 types of trees over the next few years, and with your help, we can make that happen.