The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc. is a membership organization that works to protect, preserve, restore and raise public awareness of the Nashville City Cemetery in collaboration with the Historical Commission of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.

Living History Tour 2016 Saturday, October 15, 2016– Living History Tour.  3 – 6 p.m.  “Tales from the City Cemetery”

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  • Price $5.00 for individuals and $10.00 for families
  • Tours will be in small groups but will move smartly along.
  • The last tour will start at 6 p.m.
  • The time to walk and visit all the Actors along the way takes one hour.
  • Shuttle buses will run back and forth to the parking lot at old Greer Stadium.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the entrance

New and improved Interment Books Database - Check it out HERE.

Map of Parking when visiting the
Cemetery - CLICK HERE

To schedule an event at the City Cemetery
Metro Historical Commission application

CLICK HERE for suggestions from the
Metro Historical Commission
before you make a visit to Nashville City Cemetery and CLICK HERE for helpful parking suggestions

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Looking for your ancestor at City Cemetery?
for a helpful Tutorial about how to use the features of this website

CLICK HERE for PDF of scan codes to download the NEW APP for the City Cemetery.
It would be best to get the app while at home. Downloading at the cemetery is extremelly
slow at this time

New GPS Map available for veterans interred in the cemetery – CLICK HERE

Historical Commission Tour BrochureNew tour brochures and new interpretive signage are now on-site. We encourage you to use these resources for self-guided tours.

To contact the Association to request a
group tour

to see the new index of tombstones by ID Number and Section

Aboretum Brochure
< Arboretum Brochure about City Cemetery Available

The Nashville City Cemetery is open for public visitation from Dawn to Dusk. Please call the phone number on the front entrance sign if the gate is locked between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

dogwoodsOpened in 1822, the City Cemetery is the oldest continuously operated public cemetery in Nashville.

A walk through the cemetery is truly a walk through Nashville's history. The gravestones tell the stories of individuals and families from the 1820s to the present day.

In response to the disrepair, vandalism, and neglect over many decades, former Mayor Bill Purcell and the Metro Council approved the Mayor's Capital Budget request for a $3M project to restore the City Cemetery. The Restoration, including conserved tombstones and monuments as well as new street signs, lighting, paved walkways & roadways and interpretive signage will be completed in the fall of 2009. Many exciting and noticeable improvements are in progress. You can join the Nashville City Cemetery Association in continuing to help to preserve this fragile historic site by becoming a member, attending our tours and events, volunteering, and/or making donations. We are always interested in hearing from descendants of those buried there.

Nashville City Cemetery is located at 1001 Fourth Avenue South, at the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Oak Street. Click here for map.

Nashville City Cemetery, under the supervision of the Metro Historical Commission, is open daily for public visitation from Dawn to Dusk. Please call the phone number on the front entrance sign if the gate is locked between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Nashville City Cemetery Association is pleased to be partnering with  the Community Foundation's GivingMatters website.  Click here to see the listing.

The Second Edition Nashville City Cemetery books are still available. Learn about the history of the cemetery and promote awareness through your purchase.
The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 150733
Nashville, TN 37215

The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc..
P.O. Box 150733
Nashville, TN 37215
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