Historic Fernwood Cemetery

Fernwood Cemetery and Funeral Home’s historic cemetery is surrounded by mature woodlands of oak and bay. Sites offer a beautiful view of Mount Tamalpais.

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If you prefer a traditional, conventional approach to burial, the historic section of Fernwood cemetery is a fitting resting place. A limited number of gravesites are available, surrounded by mature trees. Many offer a beautiful view of Mount Tamalpais or Richardson Bay. Embalming, any type of casket, cut-and-polished headstones, and bronze markers are allowed only in this part of the cemetery. Outer burial containers (vaults) may be required for health, safety and ecological reasons. We also offer cremation burial spaces in this area of our grounds.

This extraordinary section of Fernwood Cemetery has been in existence on this site since the late 1800’s and has witnessed many years of Bay Area history. Set in a beautiful wooded area of native heritage oak and bay laurel trees, its early gravesites are reminders of Marin County’s original Portuguese pioneers, many who fished in the waters of San Francisco Bay or worked on our local dairy farms and ranches. Some were members of the fraternal benefits society, Woodmen of the World. As their gravestones say, ”dum tacet clamet” — or “though silent he speaks.”

Green Cemetery & Natural Burial

Click to view Fernwood’s Green Cemetery and Natural Burial options.


Cremation Space: Prices starting from $6,800 Burial Space: Prices starting from $20,100 Click here to see our plans and pricing. Click here for a map of our grounds.

If you would like to learn more about our green burial and cremation services or for any other matter, please contact Fernwood Cemetery and Funeral Home at 415-383-7100 or through the form on our contact page.

We invite you to visit us, meet with a member of our team, and take a guided walk around.