Crownsville Veterans Cemetery
1122 Sunrise Beach Road
Crownsville, Maryland 21032
Virginia “Pat” Ritter, Cemetery Superintendent
Crownsville State Veterans Cemetery at Crownsville is located off State Route 178 on Sunrise Beach Road. The 103 acre site, originally used for farming, is surrounded by a peaceful Severn River residential community. Near the center of the cemetery is a one-acre old family cemetery dating back to 1875. The cemetery is retained by the heirs and assigns of the Carter family in perpetuity. The Crownsville Veterans Cemetery opened in 1980 and has interred more than 15,200 Maryland veterans and their dependents. When fully developed, the site is expected to provide more than 38,500 burial plots.
Cemetery gates will be open to visitors every day of the year from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The gates will close at 4:45 p.m. to allow visitors to exit the cemetery. The cemetery will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Memorial Day (the date of State observance).