Welcome to Pioneers Rest Cemetery

Pioneers Rest Cemetery is the oldest historic burial ground in Fort Worth and the only remaining resource from the original fort commanded by Major Ripley Arnold. Established in 1850, with the graves of two of Arnold’s young children and eleven soldiers from the Fort, the grounds are the final resting place of Fort Worth’s earliest pioneers including General Tarrant for whom our county is named. The non-profit 501(c)13 cemetery is located at
620 Samuels Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas.

Pioneers Rest Cemetery receives no financial support from any government entity. Today, you can find Pioneers Rest Cemetery tucked away just north of downtown amidst residential housing. 

Want to make a tax-deductible donation to defray event and cemetery expenses?
Mail your check to:
P.O. Box 100294
Fort Worth, Texas 76185

or by Zelle to 817-332-8515
or by Venmo @PioneersRestCemetery

Front Gate at Christmas

Do you have a heart for saving Fort Worth's history?

Together we can restore and preserve!

Please help Pioneers Rest Cemetery. We rely on general donations and our fundraiser, Fall Fest at Pioneers Rest for the upkeep of the grounds. Our current needs include: $20,000 of tree trimming across the seven acres, repairing hundreds of headstones, providing replacement headstones for the approximate 300 unmarked burial sites, and continuing our nationally recognized QR Code Program (allows visitors to access biographies of those interred via smartphones.)

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How to Donate

To donate, please use Zelle: 817-332-8515,
Venmo: @PioneersRestCemetery, or
mail your check to:
Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association
PO Box 100294
Ft Worth, TX  76185

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed every month for tasks such as cleaning, weeding, planting flowers, and more. Additionally, volunteers are needed to assist with planning the Fall Fest and to help out on the event day. If you are interested, please fill out the 'Contact Us' form below and let us know how you can contribute.


Volunteers Still Needed for Planning and Day of the Event

Vintage Goods, Farmers Market Vendors, Food Trucks, Antique Cars, Kids Activities, Dog Costume Contest, Live Music, Silent Auction, Historic Reenactments, Self-Guided QR Code Tours and so much more. TCC will provide parking. There will be a shuttle service to and from TCC and the the Fall Fest at Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Entrance is FREE!

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QR Codes - Gone but not Forgotten

Lamont at Large, a prominent YouTuber renowned for his "Forgotten in Death" series, recently caught wind of our QR Codes through a news broadcast. Taking advantage of his proximity, he chose Pioneers Rest Cemetery as the centerpiece of one of his latest video features. Through our QR Codes, countless stories that might otherwise have been consigned to obscurity in death are now vividly recalled and celebrated.

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