Welcome to the Fredericksburg City Cemetery

Preserving the story of Fredericksburg's residents
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The Fredericksburg City Cemetery was established in 1844. Today, it continues to tell the story of Fredericksburg's history.

The cemetery adjoins the Confederate Cemetery on Washington Ave. Visitors are welcome; the cemetery closes at dusk.

For 174 years, the Fredericksburg Cemetery, also known as the Fredericksburg City Cemetery, has provided a final resting place for many of Fredericksburg's most notable and influential citizens. The personal stories of these citizens also reflect the story of Fredericksburg. Within this tranquil setting lie former mayors, civic leaders, educators, businessmen, professionals, religious leaders and soldiers. 

Familiar names, such as Quinn, Embrey, Wallace, Rowe, Stearns, Heflin, Braxton, Wheeler, Scott, Goolrick and Lacy grace beautifully crafted stone markers and monuments, which often document the accomplishments and achievement of the deceased.

Also lying in repose are those whose names are no longer familiar and whose personal stories have been lost to time. 

Collectively, the stories of all the persons interred within the cemetery testify to the enduring nature of Fredericksburg's illustrious heritage. 

The Fredericksburg City Cemetery has a waiting list should spaces become available for burials and interments. Please contact The Fredericksburg Cemetery Company, using the email form or phone number on the Contact Us page. 

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We are pleased to offer our newly established Memorial Garden for the interment of cremated remains, a natural alternative to traditional burial. 

More than 3,000 souls from all walks of life lie in repose in the venerable City Cemetery in historic Fredericksburg, Va. The cemetery has offered a bucolic, dignified setting for burials since its founding in 1844. 

Burial space is now limited, but the cemetery’s recently established Memorial Garden designed especially for cremated remains offers a unique opportunity to find eternal rest in this lovely cemetery. 

Located within the cemetery’s brick walls, the Memorial Garden is enhanced by an impressive granite obelisk and is surrounded by handsome gravestones, mature trees and boxwoods, and well-maintained landscaping. 

Compared to traditional burial, cremation is both economical and an environmentally sensi-tive alternative. 

Within the Memorial Garden, the ashes of loved ones may be buried in proximity with one another. 

If you or loved ones are considering cremation, please think of the City Cemetery’s Memorial Garden as a final resting place for your ashes. 

A one-time fee of $2,000 includes a personal-ized bronze plate to be installed on the Memo-rial Garden’s obelisk. The deceased’s full name and dates of birth and death will be engraved on the plate. 

Contact the cemetery for more information. 

This Massaponax sandstone gate on William Street was once the main entrance to the Fredericksburg City Cemetery. It is one of the oldest examples of Gothic architecture in Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg Cemetery Company is seeking funding in hopes of restoring the gate to its original glory and functionality. 

           Photos by John Burke