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FAQs about Lakewood Cemetery

Is Lakewood full?

Due to careful stewardship and an increase in cremation, Lakewood Cemetery has space available for at least another 100 years, and possibly beyond.

Can anyone purchase property at Lakewood?
Yes. Lakewood is a nonprofit cemetery association that serves all people regardless of race, religion or financial standing. Read our mission statement for more information.

Can I visit Lakewood any time?
Lakewood welcomes visitors. Our gates are open seven days a week, including holidays. Hours vary by season. See the directions & hours page for details. You may also wish to read about visiting etiquette .

I've heard about tours of Lakewood on Memorial Day. Do you offer tours at other times of the year?
Lakewood offers group and private tours throughout the year by appointment. Call us at 612-822-2171 to schedule a tour. We also offer three self-guided walking tours—pick up complementary brochures in the Administration Building. Check our Tours & Presentations page for more information.

I’ve heard about Lakewood's beautiful chapel. How can I see it?
Please visit the Administration Building to ask if the chapel may be opened. We offer a visitor’s tour brochure with information about the chapel's history and artistic features. Learn more about the chapel.

How can I learn more about Lakewood’s history, art and gardens?
Visit the history & art section of this site, see tours & events, or browse the bookstore.

How much does it cost to be buried at Lakewood?
See our general price list (PDF) or memorial property price list (PDF) for price ranges and to learn about the services we offer.
As a nonprofit cemetery association, all funds generated from the sale of lots at Lakewood are contributed to a trust fund that is used for the continual care of the cemetery.

When I buy a grave, do I receive a deed?
When you purchase a grave you are purchasing the right of interment, rather than purchasing the grave itself, which remains the property and responsibility of the cemetery. You may also have the right to place a monument or marker on the lot (depending on lot size and type).

Can I purchase memorial property in advance?
Yes. Planning ahead can spare your family decisions during a time of grief and confusion. Planning ahead also can offer financial benefits. If you choose to purchase in advance, there are no interest or carrying charges.

What type of payment plans do you have?
A payment plan may be available to you, depending on what you purchase, your credit rating, and the total cost. If you purchase in advance, you may be able to pay in installments with no interest or carrying charges. If you are paying at the time of need, payment must be made in full.

Do you accept credit cards for payment?
Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

If you have more questions about Lakewood Cemetery, please contact us at 612-822-2171 or info@lakewoodcemetery.com.


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