Cemetery & Crematory
Mount Pleasant Cemetery is among the best in New England outside suburban districts; commanding hill and dale, lawn and woodland in happy combination, and has a natural observatory from the summit with charming outlook over town, the river, the mountains and the verdant valley of the Passumpsic. ~ Lowell Citizen
Founded in 1853, Mount Pleasant Cemetery is situated on more than 50 acres of land in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Mount Pleasant is an active cemetery steeped in history and also the site of the state's first crematory. Beautifully landscaped and maintained, the cemetery is both an ideal choice for a final resting place or a day of historic exploration.
What We Offer
Mount Pleasant is honored to be Vermont's only non-profit crematory. Since the 1960s, we have proudly provided affordable cremation options to families wishing to take care of their loved ones without funeral home intervention.
We welcome all inquiries from individuals looking to purchase burial lots of various sizes. Individual plots can house a single full burial as well as several cremation burials. Burial vaults and embalming are not required and families may choose to use biodegradable containers for both full burials and burial of cremated remains.
With over 15,000 burials on-site, we receive numerous inquiries about deceased relatives, friends, and historic figures. If you are planning a visit with a specific goal in mind, we kindly request that you contact us in advance, so we are able to have as much information available to you as possible upon your arrival.
You Can Make a Difference
Volunteer Your Time
Mount Pleasant is currently seeking volunteers to lend a hand with everything from archives to event planning. Whether you are computer savvy, creative, or just interested in our local history, if you have a little spare time, we want you! Get in touch with any questions about how you can volunteer your time today.
Make a Donation
Maintaining a cemetery can be hard work! Road repair and stone restoration are just two of several projects undertaken annually in an effort to keep Mount Pleasant the local gem that it is. Any monetary contribution made is greatly appreciated and will go directly to cemetery and crematory upkeep.
Partner with Us
We welcome any inquiries from businesses interested in partnering with Mount Pleasant, as we start planning ways to shine the spotlight on one of Saint Johnsbury's most valuable historic resources.