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Susquehanna Memorial Gardens has been a lovely final resting place for families in York, Pennsylvania, since 1958. With 180 acres of land, including 120 that are undeveloped, we will be able to serve Southcentral Pennsylvania for generations to come.

Beautifully landscaped cemetery

Front Exterior Building at Susquehanna Memorial GardensOur 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

Noah's Garden of Pets entrance at Susquehanna Memorial GardensIt 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, cremation 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 immediate assistance or would like to talk about planning ahead.

History

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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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Great experience."

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September 2020

"I couldn't have asked for a more compassionate caring person to be handling and helping me through this whole devastating process. Memorial Gardens is well maintained and actually quite peaceful and calming. The burial was handled so well without any issues ever. My heart is heavy but I feel at peace knowing that my son will Rest In Peace"

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August 2020

"The entire process was seamless and very professional."

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June 2020

"Great services!!!!"

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June 2020

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