About Middletown

A heritage of heroes. A future of strength.

A Historic Resting Place with Modern Enhancements

From the moment you walk onto the peaceful, serene grounds of the Middletown Cemetery, you feel a sense of history and honor. First opened in 1855, and adjacent to the grounds of the Penn State University at Harrisburg, our nonprofit cemetery is the final resting place of many Civil War servicemen, as well as cherished community members.

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We treat all of our resting places with dignity and respect, never forgetting that they honor the lives of husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends. Our compassionate, conscientious team carefully tends the grounds, decorated with flower beds, beautiful plantings and gravestones and plots nestled among mature, old-growth trees.

In a special section for remembering our fallen military heroes, an iconic cannon and proudly flying flags memorialize each headstone. One towering flagpole shelters the area, proudly standing straight to honor the soldiers who gave their lives for our country, as well as those they left behind.

This well-maintained environment — adorned with landscaping, paved walking paths and spots for quiet meditation — offers both traditional and new columbarium memorial options, with the security and peace of mind that you and your loved ones deserve. With improvements happening all of the time, and much of the cemetery grounds still to be developed, we will continue to partner with trusted Middletown funeral homes and other respected funeral homes in Pennsylvania to serve the community for years to come.

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Rules and Regulations

We want our environment to remain as beautiful and peaceful as possible. The mission of the Middletown Cemetery is not only to provide traditional gravesites with gravestones and burial vaults for cremated remains, but to memorialize and care for your loved ones. To better help you honor your family members, we have rules and guidelines in place to ensure that our memorial park stays pristine and clutter-free. Please help us keep the Middletown Cemetery a clean and attractive part of our community.

General Information About Lots and Their Care

At Middletown Cemetery, we offer two types of lots, which are marked by corner posts. Four-grave family plots are 15 feet by 10 feet and two-grave plots are half-lot or 7½ feet by 10 feet. All lots must be kept clean for ease of maintenance. Here are some guidelines that we have provided to ensure that our cemetery stays beautiful for all.

  • Flower planting is permitted if kept close to the monument and maintained by family.
  • Permission is needed to plant shrubbery or trees.
  • The placing of cut flowers and potted plants is permitted and encouraged. They will be removed from lots as soon as they fade and become unsightly.
  • The use of imitation, plastic or other artificial flowers is permitted, but in order to facilitate maintenance, they will be allowed to remain only as their natural counterparts are normally left on lots.
  • Fences, glass containers or fixtures, plastic blocks and natural or artificial, glass-encased flowers are prohibited.
  • A maximum of three (3) floral arrangements are permitted on any lot.

Monument Guidelines

  • One monument is permitted above the ground for each lot.
    All monuments and marketers must be constructed of granite; marble and bronze are not permitted.
  • Cemetery management must approve the placement of all monuments. We reserve the right to refuse permission for the erection of unsightly or provocative monuments.
  • Family names are permitted on the back of monuments in the first row of new sections A and B only.

Regulations for Section AA

  • Lots 1–288 may be sold as two (2) or four (4) graves, with one monument centered on the lot. Family names are permitted on the back of a monument on lot numbers 1 through 16 only.
  • Lots 289–304 may be purchased in four (4) graves only and may have one monument centered on the lot.
  • Lots 305–520 may be purchased as two (2) or four (4) graves. Markers must be flat.


James Gingrich


Andrew Gingrich

Secretary and Treasurer

Robert Long

Charles May

Gerald Staub

Past Secretary