Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington

Archdiocesan Cemeteries

Gate of Heaven Cemetery


Gate of Heaven Cemetery is centrally located in a serene, spacious setting in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Formed around the shape of a cross, Gate of Heaven features a variety of sections dedicated to the Holy Family, the Holy Innocents and the Saints, reminding families of a life with Christ beyond death.

The Choice Is Yours
The sacred ground of Gate of Heaven Cemetery offers many burial options. Memorials for below ground burials can be either traditional upright monuments or flush bronze memorials. At Gate of Heaven, the choice is yours. Beautiful Garden Mausoleums also provide the option of above ground entombment in wall crypts enhanced with facades of polished granite. Cremains may be entombed in a niche in the mausoleums or buried in the blessed ground of our cremation gardens.


Contact Information

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906
301-871-6500
Fax: 301-460-7025

Manager: Samuel E. French Jr.

Contact the Gate of Heaven Cemetery through CCAW


Cemetery Office Hours

Monday through Saturday
8:00am to 4:00pm

Cemetery Grounds Visiting Hours

March 16 to November 2
7:30am to 7:00pm

November 3 to March 15
7:30am to 5:00pm


Directions to Gate of Heaven Cemetery
From the Capital Beltway, take exit 31A Georgia Avenue, north toward Wheaton. Follow Georgia Avenue, north 5.5 miles. Gate of Heaven is on the right.


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Gate of Heaven Cemetery plan (933kb Adobe Acrobat file)


Cemetery Starting Prices
(Prices effective January 1, 2014)

Traditional Ground Burials
Gravesites Starting at $1,650.00

Monument Sites
Starting at $4,810.00 per site

Cremation Gardens
Starting at $1,195.00

Mausoleum Crypts
Starting at $4,200.00

Mausoleum Niches
Starting at $3,450.00

Outer Burial Containers
Starting at $480.00


St. John’s Forest Glen Cemetery
(administered by Gate of Heaven staff)

St. John's Cemetery
Rosensteel Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910


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