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 cremation options in northern Vermont and New Hampshire.
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.
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.
We are currently working to input past records into our database to further assist you in finding a decedent in our cemetery. With almost 150 years of records from before our first computer, you can imagine the time this will take. In the meantime, you can try Find a Grave. Past visitors have kindly added their findings at Mt. Pleasant to this international database. We would be greatly appreciative if future visitors did the same.
You Can Make a Difference
Your support is important to our work at Mount Pleasant Cemetery & Crematory. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
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.