For more than 50 years, Resthaven Memorial Gardens has been dedicated to memorializing loved ones with honor, respect and dignity.
Resthaven was established in 1961 as the first multi-faith, non-sectarian cemetery serving Frederick and Montgomery counties. At that time, Resthaven encompassed a little more than 25 acres. The cemetery only had a gravel road with less then two dozen burials. Today, there are over 17,000 lot owners and more than 12 gardens, with the largest expansion of services soon to come.
With the addition of 50 acres on the western side of Route 15 and 9 acres to the north*, Resthaven now has expanded to more then 90 acres. We continue to grow, now offering over a dozen gardens, four garden mausoleums, a full indoor chapel mausoleum, and a full service crematory. Resthaven is the first in Frederick County to perform cremations on site, and offers many options for memorialization of cremated remains.
(*In 2006, Resthaven acquired 9 acres adjoining its northern border, the former site of a state rest area, including a gorgeous outlook and access to the Monocacy River.)
Under Maryland law, Resthaven is considered a perpetual care cemetery. A specific percentage of the purchase price of each space is deposited in a perpetual care trust fund. The current trustee is the First United Bank of Maryland. This care fund is irrevocable. Only the interest may be used to maintain and improve the grounds, buildings and equipment, to ensure that Resthaven will always remain a place of beauty, dignity and respect. The principal may not be withdrawn.
Resthaven has been built through the foresight of advocating the concept of Pre-planning, saving property owners thousands of dollars while helping to ease the emotional strain that we all experience during a time of loss.
We were the first cemetery in Frederick County to offer Cremation on site, as well as Cremation Niches, Scattering Gardens, and dedicated Veterans Gardens, offering free* spaces to our Veterans.
(*$239.5.00 per space for endowment care is required by Maryland Law).