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          Palmer Cemetery 

         is a Philadelphia Historic Commission Landmark

        Trusted to the Community of Kensington In 1765

               By the family of Anthony Palmer,The Founder of Kensington


                Memphis and Palmer Streets
                 Philadelphia, PA 19125


The 4th Annual Fishtown Christmas Tree Lighting will ge held on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 7pm. Come out to help us kick off the Holiday Season in Fishtown...Bring some friends!





2nd Annual Wreaths across America will take place at Palmer Cemetery on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 12pm. The Wreaths across America is a National event to honor our deceased veterans by decorating their graves with Holidays Wreaths.

Over  100 wreaths were placed on veterans graves here at the cemetery last year. Please help us to beat that total this year.

Donate a Wreath 

Click above to donate a wreath that will be placed on a veterans grave here at Palmer. If you would like to have a wreath placed on a specific grave at Palmer Cemetery, you can come to the cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 13th at 12 noon to place the wreath. To purchase a wreath for a grave at another cemetery, you will have to come to the cemetery on December 13th at 11am with a copy of the donation form showing that a wreath was purchased. The cost of these wreaths are $15.00 each, of which $5.00 will be donated to Palmer Cemetery's General Fund.


                                                                       Comedy Night to Benefit Palmer Cemetery

Come out to a fun night of comedy and prizes to support Historic Palmer Cemetery. Saturday, January 10th, 2015 from 7pm til 11pm @ Holy Name of Jesus Church Hall... Fun, Food and Chinese Polyanna and door prizes. Tickets will be available after November 10th by emailing mailto:emailingjfl1865@aol.com or seeing Nancy at The Bedazzle Salon. 3 Great Comedians to entertain and make us laugh! Sure to be a great night! We need donations of keg beer for this event.   






Please Do Not bring your dog into the cemetery. Please be considerate and pick up after your dog if you walk it around the cemetery. Thanks!

Palmer Cemetery is NOT a Perpetual Care Cemetery. We do our best to maintain the grounds with the financial donations we receive, but a good deal of the work has to be done by volunteers to save money. We will do our best to straighten and reset headstones, but it is the responsibility of the family to maintain the grave site. We realize that most of oldest families have moved away and may not even know they have family buried here, so we do our best to straighten or lift a stone. Some of the larger stones need a small crane to lift, and a new foundation to set the stone on. The stones are sinking or falling mainly due to weather conditions (rain, snow and freezing temps ). We can only do so much and need help. Small donation from the community will go along way in getting things done here. Please consider making a financial donation to help us maintain our historic cemetery.


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