Riverside Cemetery


Welcome

Riverside Cemetery was established in 1887 as a private cemetery located above the Ocmulgee River and has operated as a not-for-profit entity since the 1940’s. The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the final resting place for more than 18,000 people representing many ages, faiths, races, and national creeds. Civil War veterans from the Union and the Confederacy are interred here on our 125-acre, meticulously landscaped property. Historically significant and beautifully maintained in all seasons, the cemetery continues to develop new sections, making it the perfect choice as a final resting place for families and individuals.

Take Your Place in History

Generations of families have selected Riverside Cemetery as the place of perpetual rest and memorialization for their loved ones. That legacy continues today as more and more people realize Riverside is still an active and open cemetery for funeral arrangements and future planning.

Whether looking ahead to the future, or in the event of immediate need, we are at your service to tour the grounds and share Riverside Cemetery’s burial, cremation, and memorial options with you and your loved ones. From shady cremation gardens to terraced individual burial sites, elegant family estate lots and beautiful strolls along the cemetery’s Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, we believe you’ll see why Riverside remains the area’s premier cemetery choice for personal options, prime location, and competitive pricing.

Special Events

  • Notables in North Gate

    Stroll through our beautiful, historic North Gate section to learn about many of the fascinating people buried there. A few of these notables are William Fickling, Father of the Cherry Blossom Festival; Hazel Jane Raines, Georgia’s First Lady of Flight; Twiggs Lyndon, Road manager for the Allman Brothers Band; Andreas and Margaret Anne Thornton Gruentzig, cardiologists who developed angioplasty. One and one-half hour guided walking tour. Park at Acme Paint, 1979 Riverside Drive or at Hutchings Career Center, 2011 Riverside Drive

  • Notables in North Gate

    Stroll through our beautiful, historic North Gate section to learn about many of the fascinating people buried there. A few of these notables are William Fickling, Father of the Cherry Blossom Festival; Hazel Jane Raines, Georgia’s First Lady of Flight; Twiggs Lyndon, Road manager for the Allman Brothers Band; Andreas and Margaret Anne Thornton Gruentzig, cardiologists who developed angioplasty. One and one-half hour guided walking tour. Park at Acme Paint, 1979 Riverside Drive or at Hutchings Career Center, 2011 Riverside Drive

  • Spring Spirit Stroll

    Catch a guided walking tour during the two weeks of Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival with a few of the “spirits” from the previous October. 6:00 PM – 7:00

  • Full Moon Euphoria

    A once-a-year-only opportunity to compose unique and evocative photos by moonlight at historic Riverside Cemetery

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Contact Us

Address

1301 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 373
Macon, Georgia 31202

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Call Us

Phone: (478) 742-5328
Fax: (478) 742-0131