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Pittsburgh Burial Plot Prices

Prices to Purchase Burial Plots in Cemeteries and Memorial Parks in Pittsburgh

  • Prices for burial plots, graves or cemetery lots in Pittsburgh typically range from $500.00 to $3,000.00 per space. Click here to learn about cemeteries in Pittsburgh.
  • Small church cemeteries often charge less than the large historic and beautifully landscaped cemeteries such as the Allegheny Cemetery, Homewood Cemetery, Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery and Calvary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum. These famous cemeteries are very secure and professionally maintained, and as such, charge a premium for their burial plots and gravesites.
  • For information on ground burial prices and ground burial space for cremation in Pittsburgh, call (724) 770-0100. Prices usually start at $500.00 - $1,000.00 for each grave or space and go up from there depending on the cemetery you choose and the section in the cemetery you pick.
  • Some cemeteries that have architecturally appealing buildings, exqusite statues, stained glass chapels, beautiful and open pastoral landscapes, quite and peaceful environs, tree-lined drive, stands of mature trees, sweeping vistas, tranquil fountains, ponds and lakes, parklike atmospheres, great historic value, top-notch security and well maintained grounds often charge a premium for their burial plots and gravesites.
  • Cemeteries also charge fees for "opening and closing" the grave, "perpetual care" and foundations for monuments. In situations where Rome Monument is not installing the memorial, monument or grave marker, cemeteries may charge an installation fee.
  • Some cemeteries charge more than $3,000.00 for some gravesites because the spaces are in the most desired sections of the cemetery. Click here to view monuments designed by Rome Monument that are located in cemeteries in Pittsburgh.
  • If you would like more specific information about prices for burial plots in Pittsburgh cemeteries or memorial parks, call Rome Monument at 724-770-0100 or click here to contact a Pittsburgh Cemetery Planning Advisor.
  • If you want to purchase a burial plot in a cemetery in Pittsburgh that is well managed and somewhat prestigious, you can expect to pay between $1,500.00 to $3,500.00 per grave if you purchase it directly from the cemetery. 
  • You can save money buy purchasing a burial plot from a private plot owner. You can find out how to do this by reading the section of this page titled "Find Private Individual Plot Owners Selling Burial Plots on "Buy and Sell" and Exchange Websites" which is located below.
  • Before you purchase a burial plot in a Pittsburgh cemetery, we highly recommend that you read "How to Purchase a Cemetery Lot or Burial Lot in Pittsburgh."

Cemeteries and Memorial Parks in Pittsburgh That Sell Burial Plots and Cemetery Space

  • Cemeteries and memorial parks have been traditionally used by families in the Pittsburgh area for burying (interring) bodies or cremated ashes.
  • Many cemeteries in Pittsburgh will offer you the choice to bury your loved one in the ground or in an above ground mausoleum or crypt.
  • If the burial, interment or inurment involves cremated remains, most cemeteries in Pittsburgh offer entombment of cremains in columbariums or mausoleums or plots in urn gardens. 
  • You can expect the cemetery to take care of preparing the burial site and placing the remains in the grave or cremation space.
  • In some cases Rome Monument will install the gravestone or monument and in other cases, the cemetery will set the stone. 
  • At Rome Monument, we know the best cemeteries in Pittsburgh - it is our business.
  • Like all businesses (even if they are non-profit entities) cemeteries must compete for customers, so don't feel bad about negotiating when you are purchasing a burial plot or space in a cemetery in Pittsburgh.  You might be able to have the price lowered or you might be able to upgrade to a more scenic section of the cemetery. 

Types of Burial Plots in Pittsburgh

  • In Pittsburgh the four most common types of burial plots are single plots, double or companion plots, family or estate plots and plots for cremated remains.
  • Individual or single plots are the most common type of plot purchased by families who live in Pittsburgh. The remains of one person are buried in these plots in a casket of vault.
  • Double plots are sold to together and are usually purchased for or by a married couple or "life partners". Cemeteries also get requests for companion plots for same sex couples and while most deny these requests, attitidues are changing.
  • Family or estate plots are areas in a cemetry sold to a family. Rome Monuments designs and manufactures estate memorials which often take the form of a large headstone engraved with the family name which marks the area of the graves or burial plots. In some cases individual monuments are used to mark the specific graves and in other cases, as each family member is buried, the name and dates are engraved on the large estate memorial.  
  • Some cemeteries such as the Saint John Vianney Parish Cemetery in Pittsburgh require that people who purchase a grave are Catholic, although Non-Catholics are allowed to be interred in their cemetery if the grave owner is a Catholic. The New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh operates the New Light Cemetery in Shaler Township. Their congregants receive a 20% discount on grave sites after a two year membership.

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Moving Forward With Your Purchase of a Burial Plot in a Pittsburgh Cemetery

Start by calling Rome Monument at 724-770-0100 to get our recommendations for the cemetery that best suits your needs or for advice on purchasing a burial plot in a specific memorial park.  We also highly recommend that you read the article titled "Final arrangements: Cemeteries must compete for customers."

To get information about purchasing a burial plot or a gravesite in one of Pittsburgh's most historic and popular cemeteries, click on the links below.

If you are interested in buying grave space in a Catholic cemetery in Pittsburgh, The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh sells monument and lawn level graves in the following cemeteries.

  • All Saints, Pittsburgh PA
  • Calvary, Pittsburgh PA
  • Christ Our Redeemer, ittsburgh PA
  • Good Shepherd, Monroeville PA
  • Holy Savior, Gibsonia PA
  • Holy Souls, Coraopolis PA
  • Mt. Carmel, Verona PA
  • Our Lady of Hope, Tarentum PA
  • Queen of Heaven, McMurray PA
  • Resurrection, Moon Township PA
  • Sacred Heart, Monongahela PA
  • St. Mary, Pittsburgh PA
  • St. Joseph, North Versailles PA
  • St. Stanislaus, Pittsburgh PA

Click here to learn how to purchase a burial plot from the Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Find Private Individual Plot Owners Selling Burial Plots on "Buy and Sell" and Exchange Websites

In 2015, the average price for cemetery spaces or individual burial plots sold by private individuals and plot owners (not cemeteries) ranged from $750.00 to $1,500.00.  If you purchase a grave from a private owner you can expect to pay somewhere in the range of $800.00 to $1,200.00.

  • The Cemetery Exchange: Where a few people from Pittsburgh buy and sell cemetery property.
  • The Final Arrangements Network: A source of information on buying graves, lawn crypts, burial lots and cemetery space in Pittsburgh from private owners.
  • A website where people in Allegheny County buy and sell cemetery lots, burial plots, crypts in Mausoleums and cemetery plots with one or more spaces in Pittsburgh cemeteries.
  • eBay: Cemetery Plots for Sale in Pennyslvania
  • Cemetery lots, cemetery plots and mausoleum crypts for sale by owner.

How to Purchase a Burial Plot for a Grave for a Pet in Pittsburgh:

  • While most families in Pittsburgh bury their companion animals such as dogs and cats on their own property, usually in their backyard, more and more cemeteries in Pittsburgh are offering burial options for both humans and pets.
  • One example is the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery which offers pet owners the opportunity to purchase a single burial plot for their pet or they can purchase property within the Garden of Faithful Friends so that they can be buried near their pet. Prices for burying a pet in its own plot start at $350 and go up to over $1,000.00 depending on the animal’s size.
  • Both pets and humans must be buried in caskets or alternative containers.
  • Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pa., which is about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh has a section in the cemetery that permits the burial of pets and humans together.
  • Peaceful Pastures Pet Cemetery, which is owned and operated by Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes, is located next to the Beinhauer’s human cemetery, Woodruff Memorial Park which is located about 12 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
  • Rome Monument sells pet memorials which are appropriate for pet cemeteries in Pittsburgh.