Historic Cemeteries

Drop by or leisurely explore Greenville’s hallowed sites by visiting the city’s historic cemeteries, Richland Cemetery and Springwood Cemetery. These cemeteries are living museums to honor the city’s rich and fascinating past and celebrate its future.

Cemeteries are among our most valuable historic resources revealing information about the people, events, religion, genealogy, and lifestyles of Greenville's departed. These historical repositories are full of treasures, rich symbolism, and beautiful gardens that provide a tangible link to our past. In addition to providing a final resting place for our ancestors, the grounds reveal additional secrets through their layouts and marker designs. They reveal information about the nature and quality of the materials, the craftsmanship and symbolism of the markers, and provide clues about how the presence of the cemetery influenced the surrounding neighborhood.


7 Fern Street

Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 232-2273


410 North Main Street 

Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 232-2273


The City of Greenville Parks and Grounds staff carefully maintain the grounds of each cemetery location.  

As municipal cemeteries, both Richland Cemetery and Springwood Cemetery have citizen Advisory Committees that advise the City Council on important management matters including the enhancement and preservation of these cultural sites


  • Greenville's historic cemeteries are open year-round from dawn until dusk.
  • Vehicles may park on the grounds on asphalt-paved roadways. 
  • Guided tours are available upon request.  Please call to get additional details.
Springwood Cemetery-Entrance