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.
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:
Interested in volunteering at Evergreen? Email us or call (804) 234-3905 ext. 102.
BrightView Clean Up Day:
GiveADay RVA organized by HandsOn Greater Richmond
Contact Us for More Information
50 Evergreen Rd,
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 234-3905 ext. 105 (Main)
(804) 506-3067 (Direct)