The oldest of our cemeteries, Calvary Cemetery was established by Bishop Cretin and other early church leaders to serve the largely Catholic community in St. Paul’s early days.
Since 1856, more than 103,000 burials have taken place at Calvary, located on a scenic bluff overlooking downtown St. Paul. In addition to the cemetery’s in-ground burial sites, the Calvary Mausoleum complex offers both crypt spaces and cremation niches.
Monuments of some of the young city’s most prominent early families can be found at Calvary, including Louis Robert, a fur trader who built the city’s first home, and Eugene Larpenteur, whose large farm was located on the site of the state fairgrounds. U.S. Supreme Court justice Pierce Butler, French-born architect E.L. Masqueray and Fredrick McGhee, St. Paul’s first black lawyer, are among the many leaders buried at Calvary.
In May 2005, Calvary observed its 150th anniversary with a community-wide celebration.
Each Memorial Day, the public is welcome to a special Mass at Calvary, followed by refreshments.
Calvary Cemetery is a place for generations of family and history at your doorstep.
CALVARY CEMETERY INFO
7 days a week, from dawn to dusk.
While the office at Calvary is closed, we are available by phone Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.
753 Front Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55103
From Hwy 94 in St. Paul, exit Lexington Parkway. Travel north one mile to Front Ave. Turn right (east) on Front Ave. Calvary is one half mile on right.