Celebrating 165 Years of Serving the Community
1858 - 2023
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Elmhurst Cemetery

Celebrating 165 Years
1858 – 2023

Find Your Place in History

Here, amid the beauties of nature, you may choose a final resting place for yourself or a beloved family member in either our well maintained grounds or in our beautiful Columbarium Niche Garden.

Established in 1858, St. Paul’s third oldest cemetery, Elmhurst has been owned and operated by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, now called Crown of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church and St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. This 100 acres of picturesque and well maintained grounds sits in the North End area of St. Paul, just east of Como Park.

What We Offer

The one hundred acres of picturesque and well-maintained grounds of Elmhurst Cemetery offer a variety of options that will allow for a very personal and meaningful way to remember you and your loved ones.  The knowledgeable staff at Elmhurst is ready to assist you in understanding all of your options and guide you through the planning process.

Traditional Burial

Elmhurst offers traditional burial sites through out our cemetery. Options include single graves, two-grave lots, as well as larger family lots throughout our beautiful  grounds.

Cremation Burial

Elmhurst provides in-ground burial of your loved one who has been cremated.

Cremation Garden

In addition to our Cremation Niche Garden located near the entrance of the Cemetery, Elmhurst Cemetery is proud to announce our new Garden of Grace Cremation Columbaria, which offers a variety of niche choices to fit your individual needs.

Our Legacy

Elmhurst Cemetery is a special place. Wooded heights and shaded valleys alternate from side to side. There are grassy slopes and shaded lanes, surrounded by mature trees providing dappled shade. Elmhurst Cemetery, named for the 760 elm trees that once graced it’s narrow lanes, was established in 1858, the same year that Minnesota became a state.

Elmhurst Cemetery is one of St. Paul’s oldest cemeteries. It followed that of the more famous Oakland Cemetery on Jackson Street, where many Minnesota’s pioneers are buried, and of Calvary, the Catholic cemetery on Front Street.


Beautiful old cemetery established in 1858. There are many large tombstones, of various styles throughout the century and a half its been around. It’s a large cemetery with many paved roads throughout, making it easy to drive through and enjoy, like a parkway drive for solemn people

Rob Z.

The staff person who answered the phone was most polite and patient in helping me locate the final resting place of a relative of mine at Elmhurst Cemetery. Kudos to you sir, whoever you were today, that answered the phone!

William F.

Beautiful! Peaceful and well taken care of considering the size. Will be spending more time there after the loss of my mother last November.

Diane M.

Locate a Loved One

Visiting the grave of a loved one is an ancient tradition. The staff at Elmhurst Cemetery would like to assist in finding the burial locations. Please use the interactive search via the link below. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the records.

However, it is possible that there have been misspellings of names and inaccurate recordings of burial dates. If you find an error, please contact the Cemetery Office and the information will be corrected.

Support in Your Time of Need

Our knowledgeable planning staff is here to assist you with any questions you may have. Information regarding grave-site locations, purchasing property, cremation niches, markers, monuments, burial vaults and pre-planning can be obtained by contacting our office at 651-489-1707.

Elmhurst Cemetery is a non-profit cemetery and all funds are used for the benefit of the cemetery. Our Perpetual Care service ensures that Elmhurst will be as lovely in future years as it is today.