Amelia: Virginia Veterans Cemetery
Hours of Operation & Contact Information
The Virginia Veterans Cemetery is open to the public for visitation everyday during daylight hours. The cemetery administrative office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for federal and state holidays. The cemetery administrative office may be reached at 855-4VA-VETS (855-482-8387) during business hours.
After hours calls will be returned the next business day.
A cemetery team member will also be available on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to schedule services for the next week. Please call 855-4VA-VETS (855-482-8387) and listen to the message. The message will provide you with the contact number for the “duty scheduler” for that Saturday.
Funeral directors should call 855-4VA-VETS (855-482-8387) during normal business hours to schedule interment services. If a cemetery team member does not answer, please leave a message – your call will be returned no later than the next business day.
Please read our cemetery filming and photography policy here.
Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia
10300 Pridesville Road
Amelia, VA 23002
Provisions for pre-application
For expediency, the veteran may apply prior to death to determine eligibility for interment in the cemetery.
To download a copy of the pre-application form, please click one of the links below. You may also request a copy of the pre-application by calling the cemetery at 855-4VA-VETS (855-482-8387).
Please remember that in addition to the pre-application form, you must submit documentation of military service (DD214 or equivalent) and a copy of a marriage certificate, if applicable. You must also inform cemetery management of other dependent eligibility status at the time of application.
Casket Outer Burial Receptacle/Crypts
- Outer burial receptacles are required for in-ground casketed burials at the three state veteran cemeteries. An outer burial receptacle is an enclosure made of reinforced concrete, steel, or polyurethane.
- No Cost: USDVA-provided outer burial receptacles are provided at no cost to the veteran/eligible dependents. These are the same units used at Arlington/Quantico National Cemeteries.
- Families not wishing to use the outer burial receptacle provided by the cemetery at no cost should contact the cemetery to discuss other options.
Memorial Day Events
To commemorate Memorial Day, flags will be placed on all grave sites and the Avenue of Flags will be erected along the circle drive. The administration office will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to assist veterans and their families with grave site location, general information, and filling out the cemetery pre-application form.
Veterans Day Events
The cemetery will hold an open house event in honor of Veterans Day (November 11). Employees will be available to answer questions about pre-applications, benefits of burial in one of Virginia’s state-operated veterans cemeteries, and cemetery operation procedures. Employees will also be available to assist visitors with locating grave sites. The cemetery will be in full dress with the Avenue of Flags flying and individual flags on each grave site.
On Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, and Saturdays/Sundays cemetery staff will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist families visiting their loved one’s grave site. The cemetery staff looks forward to visiting with and assisting each family.
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
Click here to view the Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia Visitor Map.