What is a private family mausoleum?

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Mausoleums have been used to honor the dead for thousands of years. Many ancient mausoleums were constructed as elaborate resting places for royals and other notable individuals. Nowadays, mausoleums are buildings with one or more crypts, usually above ground, designed to provide a peaceful place for loved ones to pay their respects. Private family mausoleums provide a unique statement of legacy with hundreds of customizable options.

What is a Mausoleum? 

Loosely defined, mausoleums fall under the following description: a freestanding building built to enclose a burial chamber or interment space. Mausoleums can contain spaces for both casket entombments and cremated remains.

What types of Mausoleums are there? 

If you are considering different types of burial options and have been wondering about your options, we can help.

Community Mausoleums 

Some cemeteries have community mausoleum buildings that contain hundreds or even thousands of crypts. These crypts are available for those that prefer to be interred above ground, in a clean, dry crypt. Many community mausoleums feature both interior and exterior crypt options.

Family Mausoleums & Family Heritage Lots 

For those interested in a more private and/or customizable options, many cemeteries offer family heritage lots for larger monuments or for placement of a private mausoleum. A family heritage lot offers room to inter multiple family members and can incorporate custom landscaping and larger distinctive memorialization versus a standard grave lot. A family mausoleum is a distinct, private aboveground structure built at an individual’s request. It is the ultimate tribute to you and your family’s legacy. Pricing for family mausoleums and heritage lots vary based on the size, type of monument, and customization. Our Memorial Design Specialist Jeff can help you navigate all of the options available to create the perfect tribute to honor and preserve your family legacy.

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If you are interested in learning how a family heritage lot or private mausoleum could benefit you and your family, contact our Memorial Design Specialist by filling out the form below.

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