Preservation Houston Walking Tour: The Women of Glenwood

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Preservation Houston Walking Tour: The Women of Glenwood
Oveta Culp Hobby (left) and Gene Tierney Courtesy of Preservation Houston

Discover the stories of some of the fascinating women interred at historic Glenwood Cemetery. Included on the tour will be several women who played important roles in the development of Houston and Texas: Charlotte Allen, wife of Houston co-founder Augustus Allen; suffragists Annette Finnigan and Florence Sterling; and Alice Graham Baker, a leader in the local settlement house movement. Nationally prominent Glenwood women include newspaper publisher and stateswoman Oveta Culp Hobby, who led the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II, and movie star Gene Tierney. 

Park inside the cemetery —a docent will be at the gate. The terrain is hilly and the tour covers approximately one mile and lasts about 90 minutes. There are no restrooms in the cemetery.

Event Details



Glenwood Cemetery
2525 Washinton Ave.
Houston, TX 77007


Ticket Info

$10; $7 for students with ID; children under 11 attend free of charge; walk, take public transportation or bike to receive a $2 discount.