NBG is committed to developing a robust programming schedule throughout the year. Our focus is on programs that educate about the natural and cultural history of NBG and memorialization of those interred at NBG. Events will be posted on the Events calendar and communicated on Instagram @pvdnorthburialground, North Burial Ground on Facebook, or following Friends of the North Burial Ground and Randall Park on Facebook.
Cemetery Main Gate: Open seven days a week, 8:00AM-4:00PM, all year. Last car entry through the gates is 3:45PM.
Late Spring-Early Fall: Saturdays and Sundays 8:00AM-6:00PM. Seasonal hour changes are dependent on weather conditions.
If you are planning a weekend visit to NBG and think you may need assistance locating a grave, please call 401-680-5318 or email in advance, Monday-Friday, as the office is not open on the weekends.
North Burial Ground serves many purposes for our community, but our primary role is the memorialization and perpetual care of the deceased. Please keep this in mind during your visit and follow these rules to ensure that a respectful atmosphere is maintained:
- Please respect the cemetery opening and closing hours.
- No dogs are allowed in the cemetery.
- Please do not drive or park on the grass.
- Please follow the posted speed limit of 10mph
- Please do not litter. There are appropriate trash receptacles around the cemetery.
- Balloons and balloon releases are strictly prohibited.
- Keep music at a low enough volume that you are not disturbing other parties around you.
North Burial Ground is Providence’s oldest municipal cemetery dating back to 1700 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With over 100,000 interments in the last 300 years, North Burial Ground is host to numerous notable interments within the fields of business, politics, architecture, public health, art, and more. To memorialize these individuals, we have created a variety of content-specific tours that can be offered via public or private walking tours to schools, social groups, and civic organizations.
Self-guided tours and hardcopy maps are available at the office during business hours. Private group tours may be booked by calling the NBG office at (401) 680-5318 or by emailing . The NBG office can provide you with further descriptions of our current tour offerings.
Current tour offerings include:
We also have a scavenger hunt that is geared towards younger visitors to the North Burial Ground. Other educational material is currently being created to complement K-12 curriculum.
Download the NBG Scavenger Hunt
NBG Home Genealogy Get Involved Events Rules and Regulations