Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Since 1888 Mt. Olivet Cemetery has been a comforting and stable presence on Detroit’s East Side. Today, Mt. Olivet is the largest cemetery in Detroit, consisting of more than 300 acres of carefully tended lawns and gardens that create a peaceful oasis in the city on both sides of Outer Drive.

Mt. Olivet is an inspirational place in the truest sense of a traditional cemetery. Dozens of private family mausoleums can be seen throughout the grounds, interspersed with towering oaks and maples. Many of them honor multiple generations of Detroit area families from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Visitors to Mt. Olivet will also see an impressive assortment of individual memorials erected from the 19th Century through the present day. But Mt. Olivet’s role reaches beyond that of being a dignified final resting place. We have hosted numerous community gatherings including memorial events in honor of 9/11, marathons to support the Make a Wish Foundation, a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and others.

The expansive and beautiful landscape epitomizes the grace and dignity found at all of our cemeteries. That’s why Mt. Olivet Cemetery remains a compassionate final resting place and will be so for many more generations to come.

Contact us at (313) 365-5650 for more information.

17100 Van Dyke
Detroit, MI 48234-3975
(313) 365-5650
Grounds map (PDF)

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

Office Hours
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Weekdays (Monday–Friday)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays during Daylight Savings Time (Spring/Summer/Early Fall)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays during Daily Standard Time (Late Fall/Winter)

CLOSED on Sundays and Holidays


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