Grounds: Open everyday
of the year Dawn to Dusk 

Office: 9am-12pm  1pm-4pm
Monday - Friday 

Oakwood Cemetery 

763 Portage Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14301 

Office/Fax: 716.284.5131 


Thank You!

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (Oakwood Cemetery) - We are grateful for all who attended, and all who helped make Annie's Birthday/Anniversary Weekend a huge success! Special thanks to Niagara Paranormal for leading the Spiritual Connection on Friday night. To our 2 Annies, Kathleen Ordiway and Karen Hodge Russell. And especially all who volunteered, and donated either time or monetarily. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Pictured left are Elsie Edson White and Rose Edson, Annie's Great Grand Nieces. 


Good Annie / Bad Annie

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (Oakwood Cemetery) - The two sides of Annie Edson Taylor will be evident at our Spiritual Connection toward the end of October.  Good Annie will attend her Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 22nd.  Bad Annie will attend the Spiritual Connection on Friday night, October 21st.  Like everyone else, Annie has a good side and a bad side, let just hope the bad side doesn't get out of hand while we are trying to contact her.

The Birthday Celebration is a fun filled day to celebrate her 173rd birthday.  She actually went over the Falls in her barrel on her 62nd birthday in 1901.  Saturday the 22nd of October Oakwood Cemetery will judge pictures that kids drew of Annie in local libraries.  Niagara Falls Public Library, LaSalle Branch Public Library, and Lewiston Public Library are all participating.   Annie's relatives will be here.  Folks can get their pictures taken with a barrel, by Dave Young.  Annie will talk about her life.

Download the information here.


8pm Graveside Spiritual Connection Sold out!

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (Oakwood Cemetery) - One of our 4 sessions for the Annie Edson Taylor Spiritual Connection has sold out.  The 8pm Graveside slots have all been filled.  A local Bed and Breakfast has bought quite a few of the 9pm Graveside Connection as well.  There are still a few seats available at 9pm Graveside and at both Mausoleum sittings.  The Mausoleum sessions will take place in the entry foyer, and will be lit only by candlelight as there is no electricity in the building.  It will be the right atmosphere for visit from beyond.  Click here to order your tickets now. Don't miss out! 



Annie Edson Taylor Birthday Celebration

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (Oakwood Cemetery) - Oakwood Cemetery is celebrating the birthday of one of our more famous residents.  Annie Edson Taylor was 62 years old when she became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive.  She accomplished the feat on her birthday October 24, 1901.

On October 21, 2011 Oakwood will host a Spirtual Connection in conjunction with Niagara Falls Paranormal.  There will to 2 different types of connections, a Graveside connection (obviously held graveside), and a Spiritual Connection to be held in the Mausoleum.   The Spiritual Connection will use a Frank's Box to contact Annie.  Check out our page for more information and to order your tickets.  Each session is limited to 15 seats, so tickets are going fast.

On October 22, 2011 Oakwood is proud to host a community event to celebrate Annie's Birthday.  There will be a Kid's drawing contest, folks can get there picture taken "going over the falls", we will have birthday cake, Annie Grand Nieces are coming in, and rumor has it that Annie herself may make an appearance.

Save the weekend for a Celebration of Annie Edson Taylor.


La Casa Cardenas/Walker House Ghost

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - (Oakwood Cemetery) The house stood for years at 921 Main street.  You may know it better as La Casa Cardenas.  The former Mexican Restaurant and bar was the Walker house and was recently torn down, leaving a ghost without a home ?  Our Michelle Kratts excercises her fertile imagination in an encounter with Mary Walker the ghost of Casa Cardena's (Walker House).