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

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The average burial plot cost in Virginia is $4,053. This is based on an analysis of 1,692 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $11,324 and as low as $400. Virginians pay, on average, 13% more for burial plots than the rest of the country.

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 Virginia

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Hamilton, VA$400-90%
Big Stone Gap, VA$538-87%
Buena Vista, VA$795-80%
Richlands, VA$895-78%
Petersburg, VA$995-75%

Cities with the most expensive cemetery burial plot costs in Virginia

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Annandale, VA$11,324179%
Bristol, VA$10,000147%
Charlottesville, VA$9,367131%
Fredericksburg, VA$8,375107%
Spotsylvania, VA$5,73341%

Virginia: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Alexandria, VA$4,3317%
Annandale, VA$11,324179%
Arlington, VA$5,54337%
Big Stone Gap, VA$538-87%
Bluefield, VA$3,533-13%
Bristol, VA$10,000147%
Buena Vista, VA$795-80%
Charlottesville, VA$9,367131%
Chesapeake, VA$3,733-8%
Chesterfield, VA$3,358-17%
Christianburg, VA$1,678-59%
Christiansburg, VA$4,65615%
Danville, VA$1,995-51%
Dublin, VA$4,96022%
Fairfax, VA$3,922-3%
Falls Church, VA$4,1512%
Forest, VA$2,998-26%
Fredericksburg, VA$8,375107%
Front Royal, VA$1,590-61%
Hamilton, VA$400-90%
Hampton, VA$4,3437%
Hanover, VA$2,120-48%
Herndon, VA$2,428-40%
King George, VA$4,1001%
Lynchburg, VA$3,213-21%
Manassas, VA$4,75917%
Newport News, VA$5,20628%
Norfolk, VA$4,2695%
Petersburg, VA$995-75%
Radford, VA$2,000-51%
Richlands, VA$895-78%
Richmond, VA$3,824-6%
Roanoke, VA$2,759-32%
Salem, VA$1,539-62%
Sandston, VA$5,58838%
Spotsylvania, VA$5,73341%
Stafford, VA$4,2996%
Staunton, VA$5,43834%
Strasburg, VA$3,625-11%
Suffolk, VA$5,65440%
Virginia Beach, VA$5,49436%
Winchester, VA$4,69916%

Virginia: 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 15 such cemeteries in Virginia. 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
Alexandria National CemeteryClosed1450 Wilkes St. Alexandria, VA 22314Phone: 703-221-2183
Ball’s Bluff National CemeteryClosedRt. 7 Leesburg, VA 22075Phone: 540-825-0027
City Point National CemeteryClosed10th Ave. and Davis St. Hopewell, VA 23860Phone: 804-795-2031
Cold Harbor National CemeteryClosed6038 Cold Harbor Road Mechanicsville, VA 23111Phone: 804-795-2031
Culpeper National CemeteryOpen305 US Ave. Culpeper, VA 22701Phone: 540-825-0027
Danville National CemeteryCremation Only721 Lee St. Danville, VA 24541Phone: 704-636-2661
Fort Harrison National CemeteryClosed8620 Varina Rd. Richmond, VA 23231Phone: 804-795-2031
Glendale National CemeteryClosed8301 Willis Church Rd. Richmond, VA 23231Phone: 804-795-2031
Hampton National CemeteryClosed1 Cemetery Rd. Hampton, VA 23669Phone: 757-723-7104
Hampton National Cemetery (VAMC)ClosedVA Medical Center Hampton, VA 23667Phone: 757-723-7104
Quantico National CemeteryOpen18424 Joplin Rd. Triangle, VA 22172Phone: 703-221-2183
Richmond National CemeteryClosed1701 Williamsburg Rd. Richmond, VA 23231Phone: 804-795-2031
Seven Pines National CemeteryClosed400 E Williamsburg Rd. Sandston, VA 23150Phone: 804-795-2031
Staunton National CemeteryClosed901 Richmond Ave. Staunton, VA 24401Phone: 540-825-0027
Winchester National CemeteryClosed401 National Ave. Winchester, VA 22601Phone: 540-825-0027

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

Virginia State Veterans Cemeteries5310 Milner’s Road Suffolk, VA 23434Michael H. Henshaw, Director Phone: 434-264-2161
Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery5310 Milner’s Road Suffolk, VA 23434Susan Ulrich, Cemetery Office Manager Phone: 757-255-7217
Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery5550 Bagging Plant Road Dublin, VA 24084Phone: 540-674-6893
Virginia Veterans Cemetery At Amelia10300 Pridesville Road Amelia, VA 23002Tracey Vaughn, Administration Coordinator Phone: 804-561-1475