1350 Baltimore Road, Rockville, Maryland 20851 | 301-309-0191

To arrange a cemetery tour, please call 301-468-7331.

To volunteer for pruning, cleaning grave markers, placing veteran flags, and researching, call 301-309-0191.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

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What’s Past is Always Present

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 am – 11:30 am.
Rockville Cemetery
1350 Baltimore Rd., Rockville, MD 20851

Discover notable people from the past on a walking tour guided by historian Eileen McGuckian through beautiful and historic Rockville Cemetery. Names you see on street signs, schools, book covers, and histories have been inscribed here from the 1750s into the 21st century. Buried in Rockville Cemetery are generations of famous and lesser-known people…. all notable. Attitudes about remembrance, grave markers, and burial practices have evolved over the centuries in this colonial, rural, and lawn cemetery.

Co-sponsored by Peerless Rockville and Rockville Cemetery Association, this tour costs $15 for the general public and $10 for Peerless members. As it is limited to 40 people, please reserve your spot with Peerless Rockville at or 301-762-0096 or through Eventbrite. Contact Peerless for the member coupon code or to become a member. Confirmation will include parking arrangement and starting point. Wear good walking shoes for paved roads and uneven ground. Tour will go in sunny weather or light sprinkles; in case of storms, tour is postponed to Sunday morning, at the same time. For further information, see

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Honoring Thomas Alexander Brooke

AN OCCASION 200+ YEARS IN THE MAKING! The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland presented a memorial dedication at the grave site of Thomas Brooke, veteran of the War of 1812,on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

This event included a color guard and musket volley.

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Annual Meeting & Board Elections

The Annual Rockville Cemetery Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Rockville City Hall (111 Maryland AveRockville, MD). 

  • Program: Veterans in Rockville Cemetery
  • Reports:
    • 2015 improvements at Rockville Cemetery
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Mapping Rockville Cemetery
  • Open Forum for lot owners and the community
    • Come with your ideas, concerns, and personal interest in 2016 projects and programs
  • Election of three members to the Board of Directors for term 2016-2019
    • Nominations will be accepted from the floor

Honoring Henry Hilleary

The Rockville Cemetery Association (RCA) wishes to sincerely thank everyone who participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ceremony marking the grave of revolutionary patriot Henry Hilleary held on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

In addition to those in attendance, the RCA wishes to acknowledge the contributions of event participants, including DAR Regent Janet Ammerman, Chaplain Mary Dulany, and members of the Chevy Chase Chapter of the DAR; Cmdr. Michael Saunders [USN, Ret.] President of the Gen. William Smallwood Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution [SAR], Capt. Bruce French [USN, Ret.] of the MDSSAR Color Guard for presenting and retiring the colors, Kathy Hersey of Bugles Across America for her lovely rendition of Taps, and – especially – DAR Chevy Chase Chapter member Dorothy (“Dottie”) Brault, for her tireless research and efforts which helped bring this event to fruition.

Additional thanks are also extended to several RCA board members, including [Secretary] Eileen McGuckian for her ongoing efforts to bring this event to Rockville Cemetery, [Historian] Fred Bird for cleaning the Hilleary grave marker, Anne Allnutt for her production of event programs, and Ellen Buckingham and Mike Grant who provided additional event support.

On a breezy Fall morning, it was a very good display of belated appreciation for one of our first American veterans who passed away over 200 years ago.

Map to Henry Hilleary’s Gravesite

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Rockville Bike Tour 2015

We appreciate all those who participated in a successful bike tour held on Septmber 12, 2015, despite intermittent showers, which included a brief visit through the oldest (upper) portion of Rockville Cemetery. Many thanks are extended to Nancy Pickard and the folks at Peerless Rockville for helping organize this event, [Fearless] tour leader Carl Peterson for his guidance through the streets of Rockville, and RCA Vice President Eileen McGuckian for her very informative interpretive walk through the cemetery grounds!