Cheyenne National Cemetery
Cheyenne National Cemetery
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.
Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Currently, we accept casketed and cremated remains for in-ground burial and columbarium. There is also a Memorial Plaque Wall to honor Veterans whose ashes have been scattered or remains are unrecoverable by government efforts.
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran.
Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
» Eligibility for Burial in a VA National Cemetery
From the Denver International Airport: Follow E-470 North to Interstate 25. Head north on I-25 for 104 miles. Take Exit 8B to merge onto I-80 W toward Laramie. Take Exit 357 for WY-222 toward Roundtop Road. Continue to WY-222/Roundtop Road to Hildreth Road for 5.3 miles/9 minutes. Turn left onto Hildreth Road onto USDA property. Keep left following signage to Cheyenne National Cemetery.
Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117.
For information on scheduled burials in our national cemeteries, please go to the Daily Burial Schedule.
Cheyenne National Cemetery is a new 5-acre Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) national cemetery located in the southeast portion of Wyoming. The cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 22,000 Veterans, their spouses and eligible family members for the next 40+ years.
The cemetery was officially dedicated on October 8, 2020, and the first burials took place in early November 2020.
For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education section, located below.
Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted and readily visible to the public.
Fresh cut flowers may be placed on the graves throughout the year. Temporary plastic flower containers are available for use.
Artificial flowers are only permitted on graves from November through March.
Permanent plantings are not permitted on graves at any time.
Potted plants are only permitted on graves five days before and five days after Easter and Memorial Day.
Floral items will be removed from graves as soon as they become faded or unsightly.
Holiday wreaths or grave blankets are permitted on graves during the holiday season and will be removed not later than January 20th. Grave floral blankets may not be larger than two feet by three feet.
Floral items and decorations may not be secured to headstones. Unacceptable items include statues, vigil lights, glass objects, pinwheels, balloons, political signs or items, commemorative items, and any grave decoration taller than the headstone.
During the lawn mowing and grounds maintenance season, floral items will be removed from graves every week. The lawn mowing schedule is available from the cemetery staff.
VA regulations 38 CFR 1.218 prohibit the carrying of firearms (either openly or concealed), explosives or other dangerous or deadly weapons while on VA property, except for official purposes, such as military funeral honors.
Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited. Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest.
In January 2017, VA purchased the land located southeast of US Department of Agriculture Research Center on Hildreth Road for $64,099. The property is located in Laramie County. The initial phase of construction will develop approximately 2.42 acres and provide for approximately 1,604 gravesites, accommodating both casketed and cremated remains.
In addition to gravesites, the cemetery will include other features such as a front entrance off Hildreth Road, a columbarium and memorial plaque wall, a flagpole assembly area, a committal shelter, and a gravesite locator kiosk. Other cemetery infrastructure features will include roads, landscaping, and irrigation.
We are developing content for this section.
We are developing educational content for this national cemetery, and will post new materials as they become available. Visit the Veterans Legacy Program and NCA History Program for additional information. Thank you for your interest.