WHAT WE DO

The Friends of Spring Hill Cemetery Park & Arboretum is a non-profit organization which, in cooperation with the City of Charleston, seeks to promote, enhance and develop Spring Hill Cemetery Park, for the use and enjoyment of the public.  Please consider joining Friends and/or making a tax deductible donation to this worthy cause. ‪http://friendsofspringhillcemetery.org/

SPRING HILL CEMETERY PARK & ARBORETUM

1555 Farnsworth Drive * Charleston, WV

M-F 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.   304-348-8010

Celebrating 150 Years!  1869 – 2019

An educational oasis for history, humanities and sciences in the Kanawha Valley

One of Charleston’s most unique attractions!

A beautiful place for picnics, dog walking, self-guided history tours, bird watching, and arboretum touring.

  • 172-acres with spectacular city views
  • 5 miles of paved road for biking and walking
  • Listed on the National Historic Register
  • Graves dating back to 1818 
  • Four self-guided historical walking tours
  • Largest Arboretum in WVwith over 1400 trees and 112 individual tree species

Largest municipal cemetery complex in WV – Intended by its Victorian planners in 1869 to be a park-like place for quiet walks and meditation, Spring Hill is one of the first known landscape architecture designs in WV with over 33,000 marked graves, and close to 50,000 graves in total. Many of our founding city leaders, governors, senators, and veterans are buried in this special place.

The Mary Price Ratrie Arboretum is the largest arboretum in the statewith an inventory of close to 1500 trees, including several champion trees. Please visit our comprehensive GIS based tree inventory. Teachers from local schools are encouraged to visit and tour.  Tree walks and identification guides are also available at the cemetery office. 

Self-Guided Historical Tours: We now offer four separate self-guided history walks, highlighting important historical figures.  Brochures are available with detailed information regarding headstone inscriptions and historical background information.  Our city’s history can be told through the headstones found here.

Spring Hill Cemetery Park – a quiet place of repose for the deceased and a restful, scenic park for the living. 

Friends is a non-profit organization which, in cooperation with the City of Charleston, seeks to promote, enhance and develop Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum for the use, enjoyment and education of the public.Please consider a tax deductibledonation.  Visit our website at friendsofspringhillcemetery.organd like us on Facebook.

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