Thank you for your interest in Swan Point and its 175 years of serving the greater Providence community!
Chartered in 1847 as one of the first garden cemeteries in the country, today Swan Point has grown to 200-acres of magnificent landscape, art and architecture, monuments and history. Along the way, the cemetery has reached many milestones, including the opening of the first crematory in Rhode Island in 1947 and being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We have a Brief History of Swan Point if you are interested in learning more.
While a sacred burial ground, Swan Point is also a serene and beautiful community resource to be quietly enjoyed. I encourage you to walk, bike or drive the cemetery’s park-like grounds. In addition to it being relaxing, visiting often evokes memories of the past while you become more knowledgeable about some of the most prominent people in Rhode Island’s history.
To celebrate the cemetery’s 175th anniversary, we will be holding a series of events leading up to the cemetery’s official anniversary in May 2022, when a commemorative 175th boulder will be unveiled at the main entrance. We hope that you can participate in some of these activities so please continue to check our Calendar of 175th Events.
Thomas P.I. Goddard
Chairman of the Board
Swan Point Cemetery