Riverside Cemetery

A National Historic Site

 

Riverside Cemetery

A National Historic Site

Riverside Cemetery

A National Historic Site

About Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery is located along Riverside Street on the west bank of the Naugatuck River in Waterbury, Connecticut. This exuberant burial ground, dedicated in 1853, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

History of Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery is significant for its landscape architecture which beautifully reflects the natural landscape style and rural cemetery design introduced in the 1830s. The landscape is graced with winding paths, ponds and ornamental plantings. Woven into the fabric of this pattern are the striking monuments reflecting the characteristics of neo-classical, Gothic, and romantic design.

Support Riverside Cemetery

We invite you to join hundreds of donors who help sustain Riverside Cemetery’s exuberant landscape. Your gift helps provide a place of peace and beauty for all visitors. There are many ways to donate, and because the cemetery is a non-profit charitable institution, gifts are tax deductible.

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Testimonials

Ed and his amazing staff offer the finest and, most importantly, the most wonderful caring when offering excellent service and beautiful cemetery stonework. They are patient and attentive to detail and go out of their way to ensure quality and perfect artwork. Their warm approach during difficult times makes an enormous difference in a difficult task for the family. It doesn't matter to them whether the family member was two- or four-legged, both are given the utmost respect, understanding, and support. They care - they really care.

- Constance B.

I've lived in Waterbury my whole life and have never been to this cemetery. I'm glad I made the visit on this past Sunday. It's like I was in a whole different world! So serene and stunningly beautiful! I loved watching the ducks and Canadian geese in the pond.

- Michael C.

Lots to explore...an awesome historic and beautiful adventure you won't soon forget. Enjoy!

- Erikas D.

Lots to explore...an awesome historic and beautiful adventure you won't soon forget. Enjoy!

- Erikas D.