Pricing – People
It is important when comparing cemetery pricing that you consider everything that is included in burial costs. Some cemeteries that are connected with funeral homes offer low cemetery lot pricing, because they make up the difference with high funeral service fees.
Nearly all cemeteries require that you purchase a burial vault (outer burial containers) at the time of death. These can cost $500 to $1500 or more, but they are not allowed at Penn Forest. Burial vaults keep the ground flat to allow for grass cutting, but our aim is to restore native ground cover plants instead of grass, so we don’t use vaults. When burial vault costs are included in the total cemetery costs, Penn Forest pricing is typically equal to or lower than total costs at conventional cemeteries.
Also, many conventional cemeteries have grave densities of 800 to 1200 graves per acre. At Penn Forest, because we bury among the trees and must avoid tree and plant root systems, our grave densities are about half of that. And a portion of our lot price is used for forest restoration, which is not true at conventional cemeteries.
It’s important when comparing our prices with other cemeteries to compare apples to apples. Below you will find our lot pricing and burial fees. If you have any questions, feel free to fill out the form to your right and a representative will contact you with more information.
Lot Pricing (Interment Rights)
|Select 4’x 8′ lots||$2,400 per lot**|
|Sequential 4’x 8′ lots||$2,000 per lot**|
|2’x2′ cremated remains lots||$600 per lot|
|Cremated remains burial in a 4’x 8′ lot||$600 per burial (after a body burial)|
* Maximum of two additional cremated remains interments per cremated remains lot.
** Effective 01/01/2021, all pricing for full body burial lots purchased at-need will increase by $400.
Burial (Interment) Fees
|Body Burial Fee||$1,800|
|Cremated Remains Burial Fee||$600|
|Cremated Remains Scattering Fees||$600|
Monthly Payment Plans
|12-month plan||24-month plan||36-month plan|
|Monthly Payment||Total Interest
Effective March 13, 2020.
*Select lot locations are chosen by lot purchasers; sequential lot locations are chosen by the cemetery at the time of death.
Prices are subject to change without notice. These prices are indicative only; official price lists are available at the cemetery office. These prices do not include late fees for after-hours burial or holiday fees for burials on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. No funerals can be scheduled on Christmas Day or after 12:00 noon on Christmas Eve. All fees are subject to our published terms and conditions of sale.