Homewood Cemetery is a historic, nonsectarian burial ground bordered by both Frick Park and the neighborhood of Point Breeze.
The cemetery was established in 1878 on William Wilkins’ 650-acre estate, Homewood. Wilkins was prominent Pittsburgh jurist, United States senator, and Secretary Of War under President Taylor.
Homewood is a "living" museum, rich with a historic lawn park landscape along with architecturally significant buildings and monuments. It is filled with the histories of generations of distinguished men and women who made considerable contributions to the history of Pittsburgh and America. Among them are industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), noted photographer Teenie Harris (1908 -1998) and Senator John Heinz (1938-1991).
Memorial services can be held at the cemetery in Homewood’s intimate stone chapel. This early twentieth century English Tudor-Gothic non-denominational chapel provides an appropriately reverent atmosphere in which to honor your loved ones. Also available for memorial services is the recently constructed Quiet Reflections Chapel Mausoleum, providing modern and open surroundings.
The office is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parking is available behind the chapel and offices at the South Dallas Avenue entrance