Legacy, Community, and History

Pine Forest Cemetery endeavors to be a healing balm and symbol of peace for our community. It is our vision to create a beautiful garden that softens citizens’ grief.

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Education and Exploration

Nestled at the end of North Sixteenth Street in Wilmington, North Carolina is a garden that has served as the final resting place for numerous leaders, legends, and loved ones  whose lives have touched our own for nearly two hundred years. Its prologue is its future. A future place of education, exploration, and where memories are recalled and made. Pine Forest Cemetery will be an open-air history gallery of the struggles of a people and an events sanctuary that attracts many visitors every year from all over the State. We invite you to come and see the emerging splendor, beauty, and history that sets Pine Forest apart.

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Our Mission

Pine Forest Cemetery aims to maintain a cemetery that offers affordable and respectful burial services which cater to the cultural, historical, economic, religious, and social needs of our community.

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Learn more about internment at Pine Forest Cemetery.

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We offer unique opportunities for the community to engage with our rich history.




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Our Vision

Our goal is to transform Pine Forest Cemetery into an inviting space that promotes remembrance, contemplation, and healing. We aspire to augment the cemetery’s capacity to recollect and memorialize the history of the Cape Fear Region and its people through the maintenance of Pine Forest as a hub of local history by celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of the Cape Fear Region and by providing education, we hope to achieve this vision.

Latest News

Pine Forest Cemetery: A Hidden Gem

Wilmington Journal Article

New Hanover County 1898 Commemoration

November 2021

A Guide to Wilmington's African American Heritage

City of Wilmington, N.C.

Contact Us

Email : pineforestcemetery@yahoo.com

Phone: 910-399-4160

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