755 Ulysses Street
Golden, CO 80401
The Golden Cemetery has been owned and operated by the City of Golden since 1873. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the cemetery maintains the character of Golden’s rich history. Among the historic notables buried here is Capt. George West. West was one of the founders of Golden and also founded the Colorado Transcript newspaper in 1866. This newspaper, now known as the Golden Transcript, is still in publication today. Seth Lake, builder of the Astor House Hotel in 1867, is also buried in the Golden Cemetery. The Astor House, reputedly the first stone hotel west of the Mississippi, is now a museum. Another resident of Golden Cemetery, Captain E. L. Berthoud, with famed mountain man Jim Bridger as his guide, discovered “Berthoud Pass” in 1861. Many other pioneers and characters of the early west are at rest in Golden Cemetery.
This is the largest area of the cemetery and plots are for sale to the public through the cemetery office.
These plots are available free of charge to honorably discharged veterans with approval from the local VFW and the American Legion.
Plots are available through the Cemetery Office.
Plots are available through the local I.O.O.F. Lodge or the Cemetery Office.
This section is used for indigent burial. Plots are available through Jefferson County Social Services.
Full funeral accommodations are provided for grave side services. This includes chairs, lowering device with curtains, and a canopy.
Upright monuments are permitted in most areas of the cemetery. Sections are also available for those who prefer lawn level memorials.
Our new “Cremation Garden” features a waterfall, red flagstone walkways, and several planter beds filled with colorful flowers in season. Columbarium niches, single and double plots are available.
Headstones are now available for purchase at the Cemetery. See the office for details.
The cemetery grounds are well maintained by our professional staff throughout the year. Perpetual Care must be paid when plots are purchased or ownership transferred.
Golden residents receive a discount on plots and perpetual care. Plot prices vary based on location. VISA, MASTERCARD, and DISCOVER credit cards are accepted. For specific pricing information, please call 303-279-1435.
Memorial Day Service
A special service is held each year by the local VFW and American Legion in the Veteran’s Section.
Avenue of Flags
The Avenue of Flags consists of over 300 American flags honoring deceased veterans on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day, weather permitting.
Guided historical tours are available for groups or individuals upon request. Please contact the Cemetery Manager, at 303-279-1435, for an appointment or further information.
1. Are plots still available at the Golden Cemetery?
Yes, plots are available throughout the cemetery.
2. May we plant a tree?
Memorial trees may be donated or purchased in designated areas approved by the Cemetery Manager. Please contact our office at 303-279-1435 for specific information.
3. Do you have a payment plan?
No, not at this time.
4. May flowers be planted on plots?
Yes, planting is permitted with prior permission on a limited basis. Please contact the cemetery office for additional details.
5. Is a burial vault required?
Yes, either concrete or steel vaults are mandatory.
6. Are mausoleums available?
No, not at this time.
7. Is a cremation urn permitted in the same plot with an existing burial?
Yes, with written authorization from the plot owner, upon payment of opening and closing charges.
8. May opening and closing charges be paid in advance?
No. Since the fee is based on labor charges, opening and closing charges must be paid at the time of need.