As a permanent memorial to the volunteer firemen who gave their courage and their lives to protect their neighbors, Greenwood Cemetery was founded in 1852, serving the people of New Orleans for almost 200 years.
The Firemen’s Charitable & Benevolent Association (FCBA) was formed in 1834 to provide relief for its needy members who volunteered to protect New Orleans from the ravages of fire. And in return, the FCBA founded Cypress Grove Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery as a resting place for the heroes and the cherished loved ones joining the brave volunteer firemen buried there.
Memories, brave citizens, industrious leaders, and loved family members find a place within New Orleans’ treasured landmarks, Cypress Grove and Greenwood Cemeteries. The lives and accomplishments of generations of New Orleans families are memorialized in timeless monuments and tombs. With the availability of reasonably priced plots and the addition of the magnificent Greenwood Garden Mausoleum, you can share in the history and majesty of these hallowed grounds where heroes rest.
Whether your needs are immediate or you are planning ahead, you will discover information on burial options and services, along with photos capturing Cypress Grove and Greenwood’s historic monuments and tombs, and burial listings dating back to 1840.
Here at Greenwood Cemetery, our staff is ready to help in times of grief by helping with prearrangement plans. Our cemeteries are open every day from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and our business office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For assistance, please call (504) 486-6591 or click "Contact Us" below to send us a message.