Honoring the passed, Serving the living

Giving back through life-changing experiences since 1868

American flag flying over veteran's grave.

Welcome to the Ferndale Historic Cemetery

One of the most photographed historic cemeteries in California, the Ferndale Cemetery rests over a steep, Rhododendron-studded hillside just two blocks from Main Street. Stroll through aisles of historic headstones amid wisps of fog in the early morning or catch the sun setting over the ocean on a clear evening.


Our Board

The Ferndale Cemetery Association is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization, located in the city of Ferndale, California in Humboldt County. It is managed by an eleven-member volunteer board of directors, chosen from the owners of burial properties.

Our History

Established in 1868, the Ferndale (California) Cemetery is one of the state’s most beautiful and historic burial sites, sweeping up a rhododendron-covered hillside to a crest overlooking the Eel River Valley and westward to the Pacific Ocean.

Headstones in historic cemetery