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Gracelawn Memorial Park

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Located just north of the quaint and historic city of New Castle, Delaware, Gracelawn Memorial Park is an 80-acre cemetery that has provided a haven of peace for Wilmington-area families since 1934. The cemetery property's natural beauty and inspirational statuary provide the perfect surroundings for visiting the final resting place of a loved one.

Amenities

  • Cremation Memorials
  • Double-Depth Companion Plots
  • Flat Markers
  • Mausoleums
  • Private Family Estates

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Many burial, entombment and cremation options

Special feature at GRACELAWN MEMORIAL PARKGracelawn Memorial Park strives to provide burial options that meet every family’s needs and expectations. We offer everything from traditional ground burial and in-ground lawn crypts to above-ground entombment or inurnment in one of our stately garden mausoleums. We also provide contemporary cremation options with niches, benches and columbaria, as well as customized garden estates to honor and memorialize your loved ones.

Whether you have an immediate need for our cemetery services or wish to make arrangements in advance, our experienced associates will help you choose and customize your or your loved one’s memorial.

Caring for everyone

Although we are a non-denominational cemetery, we have several gardens with religious themes for those of the Christian faith. For instance, in the Garden of Peace, a beautiful statue made of Carrera marble depicts praying hands; in the Garden of the Master, a Carerra marble statue of Jesus stands in the center of the garden.

Memorial Chapel: a contemporary and traditional event space

Chapel at GRACELAWN MEMORIAL PARKLocated on the grounds of Gracelawn Memorial Park, Memorial Chapel gracefully blends the contemporary with the traditional. Conveniently attached to our administration building, the chapel was designed in the 1960s to allow families to have memorial services on the cemetery grounds. Complete with spectacular stained-glass windows, the circular chapel comfortably holds 125 guests. If you wish to use Memorial Chapel for a memorial service, we will gladly assist you in locating trustworthy funeral home providers in the Wilmington area.

Convenient location

Come visit us at 2220 N. Dupont Hwy. to meet our associates and take a tour of the cemetery property. We are easily accessible via interstates 95, 495, 295 and Amtrak. If you’re coming by air, we are a short drive from the Wilmington airport.

Gracelawn Memorial Park is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. You can trust us to provide compassionate care and personalized service. Our associates are committed to meeting your needs and expectations. Please give us a call for any reason. We’re here to serve you.

History

The current site of Gracelawn Memorial Park was for many years widely known as "Old Logan Farm," with a commanding position south of the city in the wide expanse of farms and horse boarding ranches in the early years of Wilmington (1800s through the 1920 and 30s).

In 1931, Logan Farm became Buck Airport when it was leased to J. Allison Buck, who had the fields plowed and smoothed to become dirt runways for the bi-planes and new single wing planes that were being developed. Many promotional events took place at the airport—from free rides to flying lessons—including a Zeppelin landing to promote a shoe store. Tragically on July 17, 1933, J. Allison Buck lost his life in an aircraft he was testing.

Soon thereafter, the lease for the airport gave way to the incorporation of Gracelawn Memorial Park on October 26, 1934 in a public ceremony hosted by the president of the memorial park, W. L. Richards.

Memorial Tree

One of the noted features of Gracelawn Memorial Park is the Memorial Tree, a bronze sculpture dedicated to those who are buried at our cemetery. The tree greets you as you enter the administrative building and remains one of our more prominent focal points. Leaves on the tree can be purchased and engraved with loved ones' names. More than 30 years ago, the Memorial Tree was unveiled and all the leaves were promptly claimed. To keep up with interest in this thoughtful tribute, we've added more.

Floral Program of Remembrance

Placing flowers on a grave is a beautiful way to remember a loved one, especially around the holidays. Gracelawn Memorial Park participates in the Floral Program of Remembrance, which allows families to order flowers for placement on graves for Easter and the December holidays. Typically, more than 1,200 families opt to honor their loved ones with this service. Please contact us to learn more about this program.

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