Welcome to Historic
Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery in Macon, Georgia 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 19,000 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.

Burial Records

With Riverside Cemetery’s online database, finding loved ones and keeping their memories alive has never been easier. Our user-friendly site allows friends and family to search for interment information, view photographs of memorials, read original obituaries, and locate grave sites on an easy to use map.

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Available Plots

Though Riverside Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places, it is a modern and active cemetery. We have many lots and spaces available in our mausoleum, columbarium, cremation garden, traditional lots, and estate lots.

The Conservancy

The Riverside Cemetery Conservancy is reclaiming the nineteenth century notion of a garden-like cemetery serving as a public park by not only working to preserve this serene green space and cultural landmark, but also offering to our visitors a deep connection to the past and to our community through special event, educational, and service opportunities.

Latest News

Spirits in October 2023 – Where Valor Rests

Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy will present Where Valor Rests during its annual Spirits in October tour during the weekends of October 26th-29th and November 3rd-5th. Meet some of Macon’s finest…

Spirits in October 2022 – Menus & Memoriums

Macon’s Living Can Mingle With the Dead at Historic Riverside Cemetery’s Annual Spirits in October Tour Featuring Macon’s Most Loved Restaurateurs! Exceptional southern storytelling comes to life this October at…

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.

Learn about the modern threats to Riverside Cemetery and how you can help this Place in Peril.