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Historic Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in the East End of Richmond, VA. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr, and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 10,000 plots in Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect. Read more.

Help us plan Evergreen Cemetery’s future.

The path forward:

This page will be updated to reflect Enrichmond’s ongoing efforts to reclaim Historic Evergreen Cemetery. You will find information on the progress at the cemetery, how to get involved, special events, and updates.

Upcoming Events:

August – September Volunteer Days: Join us at Evergreen Cemetery every Saturday from 8:30-11:30am for clean ups and gravesite recording.

Community Conversations: Join us throughout October for an open series of community conversations to discuss Evergreen Cemetery’s past, present, and future restoration. At various locations, dates, and times – please click through for further details.


The results from the November 4th Evergreen Engagement Workshop are now available, below. Thank you to everyone who participated!

The following survey is adapted from the Evergreen Engagement Workshop. Please take the survey if you weren’t able to attend the November 4th event or would like to lend your voice to the master planning process. Click “Next” to begin the survey:

Evergreen Engagement Workshop online survey

Step 1 of 4

  • Thank you for taking the Evergreen Engagement Workshop survey. The purpose of this survey is to collect input from the public to guide the future of Evergreen Cemetery. Your feedback will be reported to Stantec as they help us construct the master plan for Evergreen Cemetery's restoration. Your name and contact information will not be reported. Feel free to answer questions or leave them blank, as you feel comfortable. Please click "Next" to continue the survey.


Interested in volunteering at Evergreen? Email us or call (804) 234-3905 ext. 102.

Our activities:

BrightView Clean Up Day:

  • Evergreen Cemetery

NCCC AmeriCorps:

Round I

Round II

Volunteer Days:

GiveADay RVA organized by HandsOn Greater Richmond


Contact Us for More Information


50 Evergreen Rd,
Richmond, VA 23223

Contact Information

(804) 234-3905 ext. 105 (Main)

Ted Maris-Wolf

(804) 506-3067 (Direct)

[email protected]