About Us

Columbia Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Columbia, Mo. It was established in 1820 as a common burying ground even before the city of Columbia was incorporated, making Columbia Cemetery the oldest business in Columbia.

In 2007, we became one of the few cemeteries in Missouri to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The cemetery is owned by the Columbia Cemetery Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the sale and perpetual care of the burial sites within the cemetery grounds, and managed by Columbia Cemetery Management. Donations are tax deductible.

Columbia Cemetery
30 E. Broadway
Columbia, Mo., 65203


The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk.


Flags are flown on national holidays, including the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Flag Day and Veterans Day. On Memorial Day Weekend, volunteers are present to help visitors find specific gravesites.

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Columbia, Missouri
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