Cemetery burial plot cost in Maryland: cheapest & most expensive options

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The average burial plot cost in Maryland is $4,068. This is based on an analysis of 2,939 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $13,000 and as low as $400. The average burial cost in Maryland is 14% higher than the national average.

Keep in mind that these costs will vary depending on your specific situation. Depending on the type of burial plot you purchase, how many, and in what zip code, these prices may vary significantly from the average.

When making burial arrangements, we recommend contacting at least a few cemeteries to get a price that is right for your family.

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Cities with the most affordable cemetery burial plot costs in Maryland

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Forestville, MD$400-90%
Clinton, MD$1,556-62%
Lutherville, MD$1,683-59%
Aberdeen, MD$2,148-47%
Adelphi, MD$2,484-39%

Cities with the most expensive cemetery burial plot costs in Maryland

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Clarksville, MD$13,000220%
Silver Spring, MD$9,100124%
Davidsonville, MD$8,268103%
Columbia, MD$7,00072%
Pikesville, MD$6,30055%

Maryland: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Aberdeen, MD$2,148-47%
Adelphi, MD$2,484-39%
Annapolis, MD$3,475-15%
Baltimore, MD$3,621-11%
Bel Air, MD$2,839-30%
Bladensburg, MD$3,250-20%
Brentwood, MD$3,997-2%
Brooklyn Park, MD$3,700-9%
Brooklyn, MD$3,700-9%
Clarksburg, MD$4,4008%
Clarksville, MD$13,000220%
Clinton, MD$1,556-62%
Cockeysville, MD$2,500-39%
Columbia, MD$7,00072%
Davidsonville, MD$8,268103%
Dunkirk, MD$4,75417%
Elkridge, MD$3,826-6%
Ellicott City, MD$4,68015%
Fallston, MD$4,90020%
Finksburg, MD$3,230-21%
Forestville, MD$400-90%
Frederick, MD$3,450-15%
Glen Burnie, MD$2,662-35%
Hagerstown, MD$2,575-37%
Hyattsville, MD$3,200-21%
Laurel, MD$2,756-32%
Lutherville, MD$1,683-59%
Marriottsville, MD$4,0840%
Middle River, MD$4,75017%
Olney, MD$3,123-23%
Parkville, MD$4,1332%
Pikesville, MD$6,30055%
Rockville, MD$4,47510%
Silver Spring, MD$9,100124%
Suitland, MD$2,622-36%
Sykesville, MD$3,041-25%
Timonium, MD$4,3978%
Waldorf, MD$3,935-3%
Woodlawn, MD$4,62514%

Maryland: VA national and state cemeteries with free burial plots

If you are a veteran, service member or eligible family member you may be eligible for a free burial at a national VA cemetery. There are 4 such cemeteries in Maryland. Keep in mind these are not guaranteed to have any open spots. Please see below for contact information as well as burial plot availability.

CemeteryOpen plots?AddressPhone
Annapolis National CemeteryClosed800 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401Phone: 410-644-9696
Baltimore National CemeteryCremation Only5501 Frederick Avenue Baltimore, MD 21228Phone: 410-644-9696
Loudon Park National CemeteryClosed3445 Frederick Avenue Baltimore, MD 21228Phone: 410-644-9696
Point Lookout Confederate CemeteryClosedPoint Lookout Ridge, MD 20680Phone: 410-644-9696

State VA cemeteries have similar free burial options as well, though these come with residency requirements. Contact your local VA office to learn more.

InstitutionAddressContactVA Funded?
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Program1122 Sunrise Beach RoadCrownsville, MD 21032Christopher Piscitelli, Director Phone: 410-923-6981N/A
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham, MD 20623 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10Phone: 301-372-6398YES
Crownsville Veterans Cemetery1122 Sunrise Beach Road Crownsville, MD 21032Pat Ritter, Superintendent Phone: 410-987-6320YES
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery6827 E. New Market Ellwood Road Hurlock, MD 21643Bruce Webster, Superintendent Phone: 410-943-3420YES
Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery11501 Garrison Forest Road Owings Mills, MD 21117Kenneth McKisset, Superintendent Phone: 410-363-6090YES
Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery14205 Pleasant Valley Road, NE Flintstone, MD 21530Mike Gregory, Superintendent Phone: 301-777-2185YES