Riverview Cemetery
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
First Cemetery in Delaware to Qualify on its own Merit

      Mailing Address:
      Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery
      P.O. Box 2173
      Wilmington, Delaware 19899
      Phone: (302) 762-4705

         Physical Location:
         Riverview Cemetery
         3300 North Market Street
         Wilmington, Delaware
         Phone: (302) 762-4705

( Latest Update: May 12, 2015 )

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   Riverview Cemetery   

     Riverview Cemetery, a Victorian garden cemetery, opened in 1872 and consists of 42 acres on both sides of Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware.  It was founded by a coalition of 18 fraternal lodges of the Knights of Pythias and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  There are 36,000 people interred here with space for another 20,000 burials.

    Riverview Cemetery's mission has always been to provide a dignified and affordable final resting place for loved ones regardless of social, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.

     In recent years, the conditions at Riverview Cemetery deteriorated.   That is changing as the "Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery" are cleaning up the cemetery in hopes of restoring it to its original glory!

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|   Current Newsletter   |   Cemetery Map   |   Join FHRC   |    Links of Interest   |   Cemetery Facts   |

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Please note the following fees associated with Cemetery Operations:

Purchase of New Plot   -   $1,000.00 - (single or double depth)

Burial ( casket or cremains )   -   $500.00

Headstone, Grave Marker, Monument Placement   -   $75.00
      ( Headstone Fee waived for government-provided, military gravestones )

Genealogy Look Up:  "Click Here" for request form.

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      Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - Under the American Flag

      Held by:
      Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery and The Resurrection Center

      Special Guest: Representative Charles Potter

      More details coming soon…

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Our Monthly Project:   Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:00 - 12:00


Volunteers meet, sign-in, and select a project at the public mausoleum:

   Baby Garden (10’ x 100’) – weed & plant bulbs
   Trees – add mulch around the base
   Holes – fill with dirt
   Market St. & Washington Street – pick up trash so it does not blow into the cemetery

FHRC continues to be a positive influence in the neighborhood

Food Bank:
FHRC continues supporting Delaware's campaign 'Share a Second Helping"   -   a food drive with the goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of food.   Please bring cans of soup, beans, tuna, pasta, cereal, peanut butter.   Food will be delivered to a local food cupboard at the end of our project.

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( Volunteer Certificates for Students are available upon request for all activities ! )

      There are a wide range of interesting family-friendly outdoor projects available.  "Corporate and School ‘team building groups’ are welcome!"  Please contact:  Lee Anderson 1-610-388-1920 or email:  drleeanderson@aol.com for project details.

      Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery provide drinks and snacks.  Participant certificates are available on request.  The Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery exist to support the restoration and preservation of Wilmington’s most culturally diverse, non-profit public cemetery.

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We invite you to check out our links noted below:

" Our past and current newsletters "

" Riverview Cemetery Facts "

" Riverview Cemetery placed on Historic National Register! "

" The Story Of Our Baby Garden! "

" Veterans Interred in Riverview " - - ( List currently being worked on.... incomplete )

" People of Interest Interred in Riverview " - - ( List currently being worked on.... incomplete )

" Delaware Community Foundation " - ( make donations to Riverview Cemetery and many others )

" Timestone Press " - ( A book by Dr. Lee Anderson on Riverview Cemetery and the personal memories of those interred there )

" Delaware Soldiers & Sailors who Gave Their All during World War II " - ( Statewide listing )

Awards Presented:

" 2011 Greenspace Challenge Winner - Awarded by City "

" 2011 Key Partner Award Recipients "

" 2010 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award for Community Service - Dr. Lee Anderson "

" 2010 Good Neighbor Award Recipients "

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     We invite you to join us, or renew your membership, with the "Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery".   We believe that together we can restore and preserve this historic and much-loved cemetery.   For a form please click on the option of your choice below:

"Click Here" for Word Format

"Click Here" for PDF Format

You can also join or get more info by emailing: riverviewfriends@gmail.com

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|   Current Newsletter   |   Cemetery Map   |   Join FHRC   |    Links of Interest   |   Cemetery Facts   |

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The Riverview Cemetery website was created and is maintained by:
Russ Pickett
Page Last Updated:  May 12, 2015