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Contact Information for Mission City Memorial ParkMermorial Park on Winchester

Mission City Memorial Park
420 N. Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-615-3790, fax 408-244-8660 | Cemetery@santaclaraca.gov

Office Hours

Please see the message below for current hours of operation.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - Noon; 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Grounds Open Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cemetery Map (PDF)

Special Visitation Hours

Visitors are welcome at Mission City Memorial Park (MCMP) on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Please access the park through the Dolores Avenue gate. Face coverings are required and social distancing for those not part of your household. All interior facilities remain closed including mausoleum, restrooms, office and chapel. Up to 100 visitors are allowed at one time. Please limit your visit so that all families can visit their loved ones. Contact us with questions at 408-615-3790 or Cemetery@SantaClaraCA.gov.

The Mission City Memorial Park (MCMP) will be open for visitor hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings ‪from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • In compliance with the County public health order, the City will manage the total number of visitors allowed in MCMP at one time to 100 individuals to reduce crowding and risk of virus transmission.
  • Visitors are asked to wear face covering and abide by at least a six-foot social distancing, as well as to bring hand sanitizer and wipes for personal use.
  • Vehicle and pedestrian access will be limited to the Dolores Avenue entrance where visitors will be greeted at the gate by staff and provided with cemetery rules. Staff will be monitoring social distancing inside park.

Cemetery - COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and the “Stay at Home order, the City of Santa Clara has closed Mission City Memorial Park to the public with the exception of the following:

  • Interment Services: MCMP staff will continue to be available to schedule interments and perform all scheduled interments.
  • In compliance with federal, state and local (including County of Santa Clara Public Health Department) orders, all COVID-19 protocols and social distancing requirements will be enforced, including during funerals. 
  • Cemetery Business: The administration office is open for essential cemetery business. Staff can be contacted by calling 408-615-3790 or by email at Cemetery@SantaClaraCA.gov.    

About Mission City Memorial Park

Mission City Memorial Park is owned and operated by the City of Santa Clara. The 30-acre, tree-studded site is available to any family looking for a final resting place for a loved one.

All faiths are welcome. A non-denominational chapel is available and graveside services are allowed.

A Veterans Section is dedicated to the memory of the brave men and women who served in:

  • Civil War
  • Spanish-American War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean Conflict
  • Vietnam War
  • Gulf War

On Memorial Day, the Section is decorated with 21 American flags as a tribute and celebration of their lives.

Families have a variety of options for final disposition, including:

  • In Ground Burial
  • Mausoleum Placement
  • In Ground or Niche Placement or cremated remains

Pre-planning provides peace of mind that preferences are known and will be honored. Staff members can help individuals and families consider all of their options. Helpful checklists are available to guide you through the process. Advance planning considerations include:

  • Ground burial, lawn crypt, mausoleum crypt or cremation niche
  • Location within Mission City Memorial Park
  • Desired wording on headstone or inscription plate
  • Preferences for funeral or memorial service

Permanent records of individuals placed in Mission City Memorial Park are maintained in perpetuity.

Forms

Authority to Act (PDF)
Authority to Disinter (PDF)
Funeral Attendees Log (PDF)
Authority to Make Disposition Arrangements (PDF)

Self Guided Tour

Mission City Memorial Park is one of the oldest cemeteries in California.
self-guided walking tour (PDF) stops at 60 final resting places of important people in the region’s history.

Fees

A schedule of fees and services is available by calling or visiting the cemetery office.

Burials Index

The Mission City Memorial Park's burials index (CSV: 3.5MB) is available for your review.

Contact Information for Agnews Historic Cemetery & Museum

Agnews Historic Cemetery & Museum
1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-615-3790, fax 408-244-8660 | Cemetery@santaclaraca.gov

About Agnews Historic Cemetery

  • This cemetery was first used after 1906, with burials continuing through the 1960s.
  • There are no burials from the 1906 earthquake at this cemetery.
  • Forty-one of the earthquake victims from Agnews are buried at Mission City Memorial Park, located on Winchester Boulevard.
  • There is a dedicatory plaque to these earthquake victims located near the Mission City Memorial Park offices.
 Agnews Entrance with Gazebo - jpeg

 

About the Museum

  • A museum to remember the lives of the people that worked and lived at the Agnews State Hospital and later Agnews Developmental Center from 1888 to 2009.
  • Artifacts and photos of the past are displayed for the public to view.
  • For more information and details on tours and hours of operation call 408-615-3790.

Museum Hours

The museum and viewing gazebo are open on Fridays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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