Cemetery Overview
The Aberdeen Proving Ground Main Post Cemetery is located in Aberdeen, Maryland. The cemetery is part of the oldest active Military proving ground, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and was established on October 20, 1917 - six months after the U.S. entered World War I. The cemetery occupies just over a ½ acre of land. This cemetery does not possess a columbarium; all graves are in-ground gravesites. Although the cemetery is only open to subsequent interments, the interment average is one interment per year.


One Cemetery Responsible Official (CRO) located on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) provides oversight and administrative support for all APG cemetery operations. Grounds maintenance for the APG cemetery is performed by the APG Directorate of Public Works department. The APG cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of APG Garrison Command and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM). Launch Army Cemeteries Explorer for Aberdeen Proving Ground Main Post Cemetery here to locate a gravesite.

Visit Our Cemetery
When the cemetery is open there are generally no staff members present. Because the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) cemetery resides on an active U.S. Army installation all non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors without proper government identification should call ahead to the APG Directorate of Emergency Services at 410-306-2380 for information on how to properly obtain gate access to the installation before departing. The cemetery has very limited paved parking available and is wheelchair-accessible.


The cemetery is open to the public daily during daylight hours.
Established:   1918 
First Recorded Internment: est. 8/7/19180 
Location:  Sidney Park Rd., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 
Burials:  304 (U.S. Military Personnel and Civilians) 
Acres:  0.53 acres 
Status:  Open to Subsequent Interments Only 
Last Interment/Inurnment:  7/18/2015 
Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Cemetery is located in Aberdeen, Maryland (in Hartford County). The closest major airport is New Castle Air National Guard Base (ILG/KILG). This airport is 36 miles from the center of Aberdeen, MD. Another major airport is Baltimore/ Washington's International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI/KBWI). This airport is 43 miles from Aberdeen, MD. Lancaster Airport (LNS/KLNS) has domestic flights from Lancaster and is 48 miles from Aberdeen, MD.
Cemetery Responsible Official
Bldg. 4304, Rm. 204

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
(410) 306-1103