St. Mary’s Cemetery

Located in the heart of South Minneapolis, St. Mary’s Cemetery is an urban gem, characterized by gentle hills, towering trees and majestic monuments.

This beautiful 65-acre property was originally opened as a parish cemetery in 1873 by the Church of the Immaculate Conception, now the Basilica of St. Mary. Since that time, St. Mary’s has had more than 65,000 interments. Besides the cemetery’s traditional burial plots, St. Mary’s Garden Mausoleum, which opened in 1994, offers 600 crypts and 200 cremation niches.

A focal point of the cemetery is the memorial to the firefighters of the City of Minneapolis, symbolizing the sense of reverence and honor that permeates St. Mary’s.

Did you know St. Mary’s Cemetery has a garden with a variety of peppers and tomatoes?

The garden is managed by our senior field staff, Baltazar. If you are interested in learning more, click on the button below:

The splendor and history of St. Mary’s is a place that chronicles the passage of time, where we can honor the people, events and cultures that have shaped our Minneapolis community.”

Sr. Fran Donnelly, LifeTransitions Ministry



7 days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to dusk.

While the office at St. Mary’s is closed, we are available by phone Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.


4403 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55407


From 94 in Minneapolis, exit 35W South to 46th Street and turn Left (east). Drive approximately 8 blocks to Chicago Avenue and turn left (north). St. Mary’s Cemetery is on your right.