Fernwood Cemetery & Mausoleum has been serving the Delaware Valley since its incorporation and founding in 1870. The original five founding families pooled their resources to acquire just under 100 acres of open land in Delaware County, PA just west of Philadelphia’s bordering Cobbs Creek.
In the ensuing century and a half, over 150,000 souls of all faiths and backgrounds have been laid to their eternal rest at Fernwood. Much has changed around us, but we remain family owned and operated. We possess decades worth of space for burials and we are committed to the sacred mission of caring for the property in perpetuity.
We conduct burials Monday through Saturday, throughout the year. Our gates are open from 7:30 am-4:30 pm every day of the year, including all holidays and weekends. Twice a year, we conduct comprehensive clean-ups of the property. We cannot guarantee the safety of any item of value left on or near a grave or a headstone.
We are not owned by any headstone dealer, nor do we sell headstones. We will help guide grave certificate holders through the process of placing permanent memorials on their loved-one’s graves. Links to dealers we work with regularly are located on our website. We DO NOT accept any headstones or memorials delivered from internet-only dealers. Our rules and regulations regarding the dimensions of headstones are very specific and are provided through our Lot Holder’s form, located on our website.
Our office is open to the public from 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments are not necessary, but we encourage you to contact us before your arrival. We have a caretaker in the office on Saturday from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Arrangements for full-body burials are provided via your funeral home. Individual cremation burials can be scheduled with our office with at least one weeks’ notice.
The care of the remains of the deceased is a profound obligation. Everyone here was loved dearly by someone. We will always endeavor to keep the property and everything within it in the finest condition possible. We are, however, limited in our capacity to know the entirety of what may concern our visitors, which is why we rely on your input. If you see something that is a problem, we welcome your help in providing us that information and will address your concerns with the utmost care.