The mission of the Old City Cemetery Center is to advance lifelong learning opportunities about the history, architecture, art, genealogy and folk art customs of the Brownsville Historic City Cemetery and the surrounding Buena Vida Neighborhood through exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs.


The vision of the Old City Cemetery Center is to serve as a catalyst for community pride and culture for the Buena Vida Neighborhood and City of Brownsville through the improvement and preservation of the Historic City Cemetery. Additionally, the Old City Cemetery Center envisions the Historic City Cemetery as a family friendly park and tourist destination in the heart of the Mitte Cultural District.


The Brownsville Historical Association is committed to the restoration of Historic City Cemetery and through public programming, we encourage the community of Brownsville to embrace the past found within the cemetery's walls.


Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sundays & Mondays: Closed


The Cemetery is open from dawn til dusk daily.


Guided Tours available by appointment:

$7.00 for groups of 14 or less

$4.00 for groups of 15 or more


The Old City Cemetery Center and the Historic City Cemetery is free to the public year-round.

The Brownsville Heritage Complex  |  1325 E. Washington Street  |  Brownsville, Texas 78520  |  P: 956.541.5560  |  F: 956.435.0028

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