Friends of the Cemetery

Honor Those Who Came Before Us

Help us preserve our rich history and honor the memories of our beloved.

We believe in honoring those who came before us by restoring and maintaining the cemetery grounds. Our volunteers are dedicated to maintaining the grounds, cleaning gravesites and monuments, preserving historic records, and repairing damaged grave markers.

Bring Our Community Together

Honor Our History

We want to bring our community together by offering a place for people from all walks of life to come together and remember their loved ones. We believe in creating a respectful atmosphere that honors our history and those who were part of it.


Photographs and Highlights


Deer running through cemetery as the snow falls (2023)

About Us

The main goals of the Friends group are to advocate for the cemetery, to engage the public in its history and upkeep, and to help identify and secure funding sources to address some of the needs in the Cemetery’s Master Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in October 2020.

Join the cause

The Friends group works closely with the City’s Public Lands division to identify a number of future volunteer activities to ensure the longevity of this local and national treasure. If you are interested in learning more about the Friends group, or if you have specific expertise that you feel could benefit the Friends group, please complete the form below

A Non-Profit Group

Friends Of The Salt Lake City Cemetery was formed as a non-profit 501c3 organization to help Salt Lake City with managing the largest municipal cemetery in the United States. The cemetery dates back to the mid-1800's when 120 acres were set aside as a permanent city cemetery. The first burial was September 27, 1848.