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. Many Civil War veterans from both sides are interred here on the more than 125 acres of beautifully landscaped property. Historically significant and beautifully maintained in all seasons, the cemetery continues to add new sections, making it a perfect choice as a final resting place for Macon families and others.

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 the upcoming new memorial overlook along the cemetery’s beautiful 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.

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; after hours & weekends by appointment.

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Available Plots and Spaces

Though Riverside Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places, it is a modern and active cemetery. We have many plots and spaces still available in our mausoleums, cremation gardens, traditional lots sections, and estate lots in the new Gardenia section.

Doing Genealogy Research?

With Riverside Cemetery's online database, finding loved ones has never been easier. Our simple, easy to use site allows you to search for interments, view personal and family memorials, view original obituaries, and locate grave sites on a map. Start Your Search Now!

Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy

conservancylogoThe Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy has been established to preserve, protect, educate, and help enrich the cemetery's relationship with its community. To cultivate this relationship and work toward its goals, the Conservancy partners with members of Macon and other surrounding communities to provide educational and volunteer opportunities that highlight the rich history and modern relevance of the cemetery. The Conservancy is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Conservancy, to join in the Conservancy’s efforts, or for volunteer opportunities, Click Here.

Special Events at Riverside

cal-iconThe Conservancy works directly with Riverside Cemetery to provide both entertaining and educational events and programs. This past October, the Conservancy partnered with Historic Macon and The Cox Capital Theatre to host “Spirits in October,” a series that included historic tours of the cemetery, Halloween themed movies, and ghost tours of downtown Macon. The tours of the cemetery included costumed actors portraying notable interments and receptions in the Macon Public Mausoleum.

The Conservancy also partners with the College Hill Corridor Commission to host concerts and picnics in Riverside Cemetery’s amphitheatre. Families and friends are invited to enjoy the serene landscape of the cemetery as they picnic and listen to the peaceful melodies of the featured entertainment- whether it be a jazz band or The Red Swill.

Click here to see the calendar of events.