Calvary Cemetery

The official cemetery for the Diocese of Little Rock

Calvary Cemetery one of oldest in Arkansas

Calvary Cemetery is the official cemetery for the Diocese of Little Rock. It covers more than 30 acres of land that was donated to the diocese in 1823. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Arkansas. Mausoleums were built on the grounds in 1987 and 1995. Today, Catholics may choose between ground plots, mausoleum crypts or cremation niches for their final resting place in the historic cemetery. Many deceased priests who served the diocese are buried in the “priests’ circle,” which began in 1933. There are several memorials on the grounds for the unborn and young children, including a monument dedicated for Project Rachel with the names of children their mothers lost through abortion. The annual diocesan All Souls Day Mass is celebrated at the outdoor altar in the cemetery on Nov. 2. To learn more, read this brochure. | Get Directions | Contact Us

Help Calvary Bloom in Spring

Welcome spring with thousands of daffodils covering the cemetery in a living memorial. For a minimum donation of $10, cemetery staff will plant a group of five daffodils on the grave of your choice. Proceeds support the upkeep of the cemetery grounds. (Five-bulb groups cannot be split.) For more information, email Tricia Gentry, office manager, at or call her at (501) 664-0340, ext. 344. To order daffodils for your loved one, download and complete this request form. With your check enclosed, mail the form to: Attn: Calvary Cemetery, Diocese of Little Rock, P.O. Box 7565, Little Rock, AR 72217-7565

Get Directions

Calvary Cemetery is located at the corner of Wright Avenue and South Woodrow Street in Little Rock. The main entrance is off of Charles Bussey Avenue. The gates open at sunrise and close at sunset. For more information, email Tricia Gentry, office manager, at or call her at (501) 664-0340, ext. 344, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.