Historic Doylestown Cemetery was founded in 1849 by a group of local residents who originaly purchased a 10 acre tract specifically for the purpose of starting a cemetery where all people are welcome. Through the purchase of the adjoining Hope Cemetery in 1893 and subsequent expansions, the cemetery now consists of 33 lush acres and is maintained by a full time grounds keeping staff.
Since 1850 over 10,000 people have been laid to rest at the Doylestown Cemetery, notably Civil War General W.W.H. Davis; Burpee Seed Company founder and president W. Atlee & David Burpee; and Mr. & Mrs. Frank Swain, personal Secretary and housekeeper of Henry C. Mercer Estate. Doylestown Cemetery is a non-discriminatory, non-profit corporation not affiliated with Doylestown Borough or any religious denomination.
Upcoming Tours & Events
Sat, May 25th
Tour Civil War Tour. 10:00 am
Sat, Jun 1st
Doylestown's Historic VIP's. Hear the stories of some of our distingished permanent residents.
Fri, Jun 7th
19th Century Tombstone Interpretation. Explore details of some of our beautiful monuments. 7:00 pm