That Sewickley Cemetery looks like a park is not an accident. Its original creators intended that the landscape, with its massive mature trees, rolling hills, meandering roads and stacked-stone walls, draw the observer’s mind away from thoughts of death and toward joy, peace and beauty. It is no surprise, then, that every day of the year you will see folks walking, running, and exercising their dogs in the cemetery. Many people make walking here part of their daily routine.
Having said that, if you are walking in the cemetery please know that you are welcome here, but that this is an active cemetery. At any given time, people may be visiting their loved ones’ graves, planting flowers or placing bouquets, wreaths or mementos, grieving, meditating, weeping, or needing some quiet moments. We ask that you be aware of what’s going on around you and respect this as an honored, sacred place. Similarly, we are happy for you to walk on the roads but be aware that they are roads for cars – make way for motor vehicles, and please do not walk through funerals or processions.