Historic Doylestown Cemetery was founded in1849 as a Victorian garden cemetery by a group of compassionate citizens who purchased a 10 acre tract specifically for the purpose of starting a non-profit, non-demominational cemetery where all people are warmly recieved. It has become one of the most beautiful and welcoming cemeteries in Bucks County.Families can find quiet comfort laying their loved ones to rest surrounded by the tranquility of a beautifully maintained arboraetum, or stroll the secure 33 landscaped acres in calming solitude .
We offer several choices and locations for both traditional burials and cremation lots. Our newly installed Memorial Garden for the 'green' interment of cremated remains, is now open. These beautifully landscaped gardens provide an unmarked site for those wishing to return to the natural earth leaving no carbon footpront behind. Lovely antiqued benches and contemplative sculpture provide a peaceful location for prayer and meditation. Rest in nature's arms.
History is alive! at Doylestown Cemetery! With nearly 11,000 interments within the past 160+ years, this historic cemetery is the final resting place of some of Doylestown's and Bucks County's most interesting and important citizens. Weekly guided walking tours lead guests on entertaining and informative excursions into the past. See Walking Tours link for details.
Please contact us for more information.
Halloween Tour - October 31 2016. 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00. Guided walking tour FREE with the donation of a new or gently used book appropriate for school-aged children, or classroom supplies. Bring a flashlight. Meets at Main gate on Court St.
Weekly Walking Tours. Saturday at 10:00 AM and Sunday at 1:00 PM. Reservations requested. Meet on the office porch 215 E. Court St. Donation: $7 per person. Accessible. 215-348-3911. Doylestown Cemetery is a non-profit institution, Walking Tour profits support the renovation and restoration of historic monuments and gardens.
Regular weekly tours begin on May7 and run through October 31, meeting at the cemetery office.
First Saturday - Civil War Heroes Tour. Led by Mike Smith and Dick Neddenriep (Judge Chapman and Lieutenant Fretz) of the Bucks County Civil War Roundtable.
Second and Fourth Saturdays - *Stories From Beneath The Stones: the fantastic life stories of our VIP's (Very Important People). Staff volunteers.
Third Saturdays - Tombstone Examination and Interpretation: The language of memorial symbols and their historic origins with tombstone preservationist Tammy Schane, author of *Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th Century Tombstone Symbols.
Fifth Saturdays - Arboreatum Tour with Chris May of May Horticultural Services.
First and Third Sundays - The Political Graveyard: Lawyers, legislators, local, state & federal officials, led by local jurist Mitch Aglow, Esq.
Second & Fourth Sundays - A Day of Arts: Artists Musicians, Writers, Performers OR The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Saintly souls and other questionable characters. Led by Kat Landis, author of Stories From Beneath the Stones.