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Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldier Memorial Cemetery

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2945 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN , 55407
Phone: +1 612-729-8484
44° 56' 58.1604" N, 93° 14' 50.6688" W
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Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldier Memorial Cemetery
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Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Welcome to Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldier Memorial Cemetery (formerly known as Layman’s), the oldest existing cemetery in Minneapolis. Since the first burial in 1853 the cemetery has been the final resting place of those who helped shape the history of early Minneapolis. Several prominent territorial pioneers, including Charles Christmas, Edwin Hedderly, and Philander Prescott are buried here. Approximately 200 military veterans who fought in wars ranging from the War of 1812 to World War I are buried in the cemetery. It is the burial site for many of the city’s early African-American residents and for many people who had ties to the abolitionist movement in Minnesota. Several thousand immigrants, primarily from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, are buried here, as are many of their children. Over half of the cemetery’s 20,000 residents are children.
Open hours: 
Sunday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm