Roslyn Cemetery

Memorial Drive, Roslyn, WA 98941

Open: Dawn to Dusk


Roslyn’s 19-acre cemetery complex encompasses 26 separate, historic cemeteries formed in the late 1800s by local ethnic and civic lodges to provide for the burial of their members. Stories of the people buried on the grounds are told through gravestones, ethnic icons and artwork, epithets, carvings – even some photographs. Burial practices recorded here provide a glimpse into individual lives as well as ethnic cultures reaching back to ‘old world’ countries. Locals say, “Every grave has a story to tell.” For example, the gravesites of 45 miners killed in a mine explosion in 1892, the largest mining disaster in state history. Many people travel here from other states and countries to unearth ancestral and cultural stories.


Eastbound I-90:  Roslyn/Salmon la Sac Exit 80, turn left on Bullfrog Road, continue past first roundabout, take the second turn-off in the second roundabout to Roslyn on WA-903, proceed 1 mile ahead, turn left onto Pennsylvania Ave. in Roslyn. Head west past Roslyn Museum, up the hill merging into Fifth St., then turn left onto Memorial Drive.
Westbound I-90: – Cle Elum Exit 84, turn right onto S. Oakes Ave, turn left on Second St., proceed to roundabout, take first turn out of roundabout to the right onto WA-903, then same as above.

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