Book a Tour
We recommend setting up a guided tour so that you can explore the Sanctuary in person. This gives you an opportunity to learn more about our project and ask questions. We love to show people around and know that it’s an important step in exploring burial at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary. Tours generally last 90 minutes. Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks. We can accommodate up to 5 people with our golf cart; parties larger than 5 will require a walking tour.
Do you live near Charlotte or Durham? There are two new conservation burial grounds that opened up nearby. Kings Mountain Preserve is an hour outside of Charlotte in SC. And Bluestem is near Durham, opening up this winter We encourage you to visit them first, as having a cemetery that is near you is great to make visitations much easier.
*NOTE: We have been experiencing a large increase in people wanting to potentially reserve a spot, so at this time, guided tours or only for people who might want to reserve a spot. If you are simply curious about green burial or are wanting to start your own cemetery, you’ll need to do a self-guided tour instead. Our calendar is booking up fast and we need to reserve spots for people who are exploring green burial at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary for themselves or a loved one.Book a Tour
Note: Once you click ‘BOOK A TOUR’ above, you will be led to a calendar where you can schedule an appointment. Tour times are limited due to our busy schedule. If none of the times in the calendar work for you, call us and we’ll see what we can arrange.
Would you prefer to start with an email or phone call? Please use the contact us form at the bottom of this page and we will follow up with you.
195 Blessed Way
Mills River, NC 28759
*Important: Visit Location/Directions for driving & mapping directions (or you may get lost). The Sanctuary is a public park and open to visitors. Currently, we do not have an office located at the Sanctuary. If you would like to meet with us in person or setup a tour, please use the contact form below.
If a death has occurred, please call us right away. If we don’t pick up, leave a voicemail and we will return your call ASAP. For all other inquiries, please leave us a voicemail or use the form below and we will get back to you during business hours.
Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm