Fort Douglas Post Cemetery
Fort Douglas Post Cemetery.
Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Ft. Douglas Post Cemetery is currently closed to new interments. The only interments that are being performed are subsequent interments for Veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite.
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. For more information visit our eligibility web page.
From SLC International Airport take I-80E to East 600 Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd. Exit 121. Follow UT-186 East to Wakara Way. Turn left onto S 1100 East. Turn right after little Caesars Pizza. Continue on Wakara Way. Drive to Tabby Ln. Cemetery will be on your left-hand side.
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.
Ft. Douglas Post Cemetery comprises 3.26 acres overlooking the beautiful Salt Lake Valley. Transferred from the U.S. Army to the National Cemetery Administration in 2019, the cemetery is located next to the University of Utah research park and the Fort Douglas history museum.
For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education section, located below.
Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted on the property and readily visible to the public.
Headstones and monuments in this cemetery are fragile. Please do not sit on, lean against, climb on, or affix any items to the headstones and monuments.
For your safety, no guns, knives or other weapons including fireworks are allowed on cemetery property.
No alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs are allowed in the cemetery.
Pets are not allowed in the cemetery. Service animals are allowed.
Fresh cut flowers may be placed on gravesites anytime of the year and will be removed when wilted or unsightly.
Artificial Flowers are permitted on gravesites from November through March.
Potted plants are only allowed TEN (10) days before and after Easter and Memorial Day.
Permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, breakable objects, and related items are not permitted on gravesites and will be removed immediately upon discovery.
For additional information concerning interments, floral regulations, or maintenance issues, please contact the cemetery officials at (303) 761-0117.
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.
The cemetery was established in December 1862 under the direction of Colonel Patrick Edward Connor. The first funeral services were held for soldiers who fell during the battle of Bear River. The cemetery honors soldiers from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict. There are also approximately 54 Prisoners of War buried at the cemetery from Word War I and II.
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.