Welcome to Beech Grove Cemetery

Beech Grove is a full-service cemetery located in Muncie, Indiana offering land burial and cremation burials. Over 42,000 people have chosen Beech Grove as their final resting place since 1841.

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To help you enjoy the beauty of Beech Grove, we have a self guided walking tour as well as guided tours by appointment. Staff members are available to organizations for programs about the cemetery.

A Long History

Chartered in 1841 with one and one half acres on the banks of the White River, Beech Grove has grown to encompass over 100 acres, this makes it one of the largest cemeteries in the state of Indiana. By the turn of the century landscape expert, O.W. Crabbs had been recruited to plan and maintain the landscape – which resulted in making Beech Grove one of the finest examples of landscape architecture in the state. Beech Grove remains committed to that ideal. Hence, the cemetery is a place of beauty and tranquility for the living as well as for those who have gone before. To help you enjoy the beauty of Beech Grove, we have a self guided walking tour as well as guided tours by appointment. Staff members are available to organizations for programs about the cemetery.

Historic Muncie: Beech Grove Cemetery

Beech Grove Cemetery is the final resting place for many of Muncie’s founding families, gas boom barons and veterans of every war from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. 

Special Events

Services are held on Memorial Day and Veterans Day in honor of the thousands of service men and women buried in Beech Grove.

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After Dark At Beech Grove

Sep 02, 2015

Historical Cemetery Tour October 10, 2015 3:30-7:30pm Beech Grove Cemetery 1400 West Kilgore Avenue—Main Gate Local historians will host walking tours* of the Old Section Tours leave on the half hour and are on a first come basis, limited to groups of 20 or less. There will also be refreshments and historic artifacts on display […]

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Shepherd’s Hooks will no longer be permitted

Aug 11, 2015

Effective March 31, 2016 For Your Safety and the Safety of Cemetery Personnel Shepherd’s Hooks will no longer be permitted in Beech Grove Cemetery Any decorations not conforming to this policy are subject to being removed at any time. Cemetery rules are designed for the benefit and guidance of lot owners.  Certain grave decorations present […]

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Students create interactive map for walking tour of Beech Grove Cemetery

Jul 29, 2015

A website created by Ball State University students allows visitors on a walking tour of Beech Grove Cemetery to get detailed information about Muncie’s founding families, gas boom barons and military veterans. >> Check it out here! Explore Beech Grove Cemetery includes about 50 biographies as well as bike routes, a list of monuments and […]

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Beech Grove honors those who served

May 26, 2015

A crowd of more than 100 gathered under gray clouds Monday at Beech Grove Cemetery to honor veterans who’d died this past year, as well as those buried there for much longer. With American and POW-MIA flags fluttering in the breeze at half-staff overhead, city and cemetery officials greeted a crowd that included all ages, […]

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Computerized records of interments are available for 42,000 burials. Tombstone readings by the Delaware County Historical Alliance of the earliest 7,200 burials are available in book form.