Old City Cemetery Center

1004 E. Sixth Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.548.1313

The Old City Cemetery was established in 1853 and is recognized as an outstanding historical landmark by the Texas Historical Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The cemetery reveals much of the city's history from victims of war and gunfights, to those who fell from yellow fever and cholera epidemics.  Those buried here reveal the hard life and their early conditions of a border town.


Once serving as the baggage room to the Old Southern Pacific Railroad Deport, the Old City Cemetery Center houses a permanent exhibit focused on the history of the cemetery.  The Center is currently open by appointment only and for various programs and tours throughout the year.


For more information on the cemetery or assistance with genealogy research, please call the Historic Brownsville Museum at 956-548-1313 or email


Available by appointment only.

Hours of Operation:

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

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED


1325 E. Washington Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520

1 (956) 541-5560

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