Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery

Historic Riverside Cemetery, Fairmount’s sister site dates back to 1876 and is Denver area’s pioneer burial plot, holding the distinction of being Denver’s Pioneer Cemetery and oldest operating cemetery.

Riverside Cemetery’s old entrance is permanently closed.
Click here to see the map for the new entrance.

Riverside Cemetery dates back to 1876 and holds the distinction of being Denver’s Pioneer Cemetery. Riverside is a reflection of the cultural diversity of the early settlers and is the final resting place of many of Colorado’s most notable citizens including Clara Brown, Augusta Tabor, Miguel Otero, Barney and Julia Ford, Cpt. Silas Soule and Gov. John Evans, as well as 1,200 Civil War veterans and three Medal of Honor recipients.

Designated a National Historic District in 1994, Riverside was brought into the Fairmount family in the early 1900s and is the city’s oldest operating cemetery. Stroll through Riverside and you’ll find unique sculptures in granite, marble, limestone and bronze standing as guardians of Colorado’s history. Among the collection of irreplaceable funerary art is a rare zinc soldier monument, part of the largest known collection of zinc monuments in North America.

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