Mt. Elliott Cemetery

Mt. Elliott was consecrated in 1841—just four years after Michigan became the 26th state of the Union. A committee of leading citizens of the day, including the architect Robert Elliott, founded the cemetery. Elliott died in a construction accident only 12 days after the property was dedicated, and so it became known as Mt. Elliott Cemetery. Given its unique place in Detroit’s history, Mt. Elliott serves as an important final resting place for many generations of both prominent Detroiters and everyday citizens. Visitors to Mt. Elliott will find a remarkable collection of monuments featuring the names of well-known Detroiters such as Beaubian, Campau, Moross, Palms and many others.

Mt. Elliott Cemetery also holds the distinct honor as the home for the Firemen’s Fund Monument. It resides within a special section reserved for those who have served their communities as firefighters. Furthermore, Mt. Elliott hosts a special firefighter’s remembrance on Memorial Day every other year.

Today, well over 170 years after Mt. Elliott Cemetery was created, it continues to provide a stately and serene environment in which to memorialize a loved one. With a carefully manicured landscape and historic architecture, Mt. Elliott Cemetery has secured its place in Detroit’s past as well as its future.

Contact us at (313) 567-0048 for more information.

History of Mt. Elliott Cemetery: Notable Interments
1701 Mt. Elliott
Detroit, MI 48207-9998
(313) 567-0048
Grounds map (PDF)

Cemetery Gates
Daylight Savings Time (Spring/Summer/Early Fall) 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily
Standard Time (Late Fall/Winter) 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

Office Hours
By appointment only. Please call 313-567-0048

preplanningCremation options

With numerous memorialization options for cremated remains that are developed just for your needs our memorialization options offer a variety of ways family and friends can gather to remember loved ones. Learn more

preplanningPreplanning is a smart financial and personal decision

One of the questions we are regularly asked is, “why should I preplan?” The simple answers are to save money and ensure your peace of mind. Learn more

preplanning Purchase seasonal grave and mausoleum decorations

Honor your loved ones with beautiful grave and mausoleum decorations from Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association. Simply place your order and we'll take care of the rest. Our store is closed for the season and will re-open Fall of 2019.

preplanning Genealogy database

Many of our burial records have been converted to an electronic database and some information may be available online. If you're searching for an ancestor at one of our cemeteries, start your search here. Learn more

preplanningSeasonal events at Mt. Elliott

We have many annual and seasonal events at all of our properties that help celebrate and memorialize loves ones. Learn more