- Veterans cemetery section
- Beautiful views
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Floral shop onsite
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Cemetery flower delivery
- Multicultural funerals
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Beautifully landscaped cemetery
Our peaceful cemetery is beautifully landscaped with trees, shrubs, flowers and a pond. All of our gardens have statues sculpted in Italy out of Carrara marble. The cemetery office is in the historic Ye Olde Valley Inn. The inn, built in 1740, was dismantled from its original location and restored at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.
Many burial and cremation options
Susquehanna Memorial Gardens offers a range of burial and entombment options. For cremation, columbarium niches, private columbaria and cremation benches provide lasting tributes. The cemetery has 2 sections for lawn crypts. The Yorktowne Chapel Mausoleum provides an above-ground choice. We also offer private estates and family estates.
Gardens for military families and pets
It is our honor to serve veterans and military families. The Military Garden of Honor is dedicated to veterans and their immediate family members. And because pets are part of the family too, Noah’s Garden of Pets is reserved for furry and feathered friends.
Your trusted provider
Susquehanna Memorial Gardens is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, and cemetery service providers. When you choose Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, you receive not only the compassionate care you expect from a York-operated establishment, but also the value you deserve.
You are welcome to visit us at 250 Chestnut Hill Road to meet our welcoming staff and tour the cemetery grounds. Please contact us if you need or would like to talk about planning ahead.
Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York, Pennsylvania, was dedicated in May of 1958. The original owners were Fred Hill, Wentworth Vedder, Elmer Morris and John Regan. All are buried at the cemetery. Fred was laid to rest in the Hill private mausoleum, located at the entrance of the cemetery.
Our historic inn
In 1962, Ye Olde Valley Inn, the first inn built west of the Susquehanna River, was doomed for destruction. It was dismantled and restored as the cemetery office at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. The inn was originally built in 1740, and it played an important role in the Underground Railroad by sheltering runaway slaves.
Cemetery growth and expansion
In 1996, Susquehanna Memorial Gardens became a Dignity Memorial® network provider and the development of the cemetery continued. Since 1996, we have developed 2 lawn crypt sections, 4 columbaria and a 2nd phase of mausoleum crypts.
Planning for the future
Susquehanna Memorial Gardens comprises 180 acres. Only 57 of those are developed. They hold more than 11,800 burials to date. With more than 100 acres still available for development, the cemetery can serve as a final resting place for many more generations.
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