Riverside Cemetery

The City of Asheville's Riverside Cemetery is not just a place where families come to visit a friend or a loved one. It is a place of beauty—a place where you can walk, take photographs, paint and visit the grave sites of prominent writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. Walking Tours are available at the cemetery office and can offer a unique journey into Asheville's past. More than 4,000 visitors tour the cemetery each year.

Riverside Cemetery is located in the Montford Historic District, a short walk or drive from downtown. The cemetery features more than 87 acres of landscaped grounds.

The cemetery averages approximately 50 services each year. Services offered include grave sales, historical and genealogical research, cemetery tours, landscape maintenance, and assistance with monument purchases.

Contact Information

Riverside Cemetery
53 Birch St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Joshua Darty, Cemetery Supervisor 
Phone: 828-350-2066 (office hours by appointment only)
Website: http://cityofasheville.github.io/riversidecemetery/Main/index.html


Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Riverside Cemetery gates are open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 1 through October 31; and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from November 1 through March 31

Walking Tours

Download Riverside Cemetery Walking Map