Mount Mora Cemetery

Walk among the who's who of St. Joseph's history in the city's oldest operating cemetery.

Mount Mora Cemetery, established in 1851, is the oldest operating cemetery in Saint Joseph, Missouri, and the burial site of many prominent citizens. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is an interpretive site of The St. Joseph Museums, Inc.

Mount Mora was once the most fashionable burial place for many of St. Joseph’s wealthy and powerful citizens. Three Missouri governors, three generals, two Pony Express riders, and an English Baronet are among those found. The boom years of the post Civil War period, known as St. Joseph’s “Golden Age,” gave rise to the building of some of the finest residential architecture in the Midwest, and to some of the finest tomb architecture as well.

Contact Information

824 Mount Mora

St. Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: 816-232-8471


Location Type

Living History


National Register of Historic Places

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