Grand View Cemetery


Grand View Cemetery was established August 9, 1897 by German immigrants, William and Ernestine Deutsch. The Deutsch family operated the cemetery until it was deeded to the City of Anacortes in 1945. The Parks and Recreation Department oversees the management and operations of the cemetery.

Cemetery Hours & Assistance

Visiting hours are from 5 a.m. to dusk daily. Grave location, fees and other cemetery-related assistance is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 360-293-1918.

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Interactive Burial Map

For more information on the Grand View Cemetery expansion project, click here.


Ground burial space, urn garden, Mausoleum with crypts and cremation niches, youth section, upright monument section.

Driving Directions

From I-5 take Highway 20 west. Turn left off of Spur 20 onto Commercial (traveling south) Turn left on Fidalgo Avenue, left on St. Mary’s Drive, and right on Hillcrest Drive. The cemetery entrance in on the right just before the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Whistle Lake Road.

Helpful Reminders

  • The use of artificial flowers is limited only to the months from November 1 to March 1
  • Flowers and containers or potted plants should not extend into lawn areas beyond the edge of markers or their concrete or granite base
  • Please do not dig, stake, or wire flowers, plants or containers into the ground
  • Do not use glass containers, or leave glass remembrances on grave sites, fragile ceramics and terra cotta items are not recommended
  • Dogs and horses are prohibited within the cemetery

For Your Convenience

Temporary green plastic vases are provided for use on graves that have no permanent vases installed. These can be found on the east side of the office. Please call the Parks Department at 360-293-1918 if you need replacement steel vases. Artificial flowers, empty vases, and pots that are removed from grave sites by staff will be found on the east side of the office. Water is available during frost-free seasons at seven stand pipe locations within the cemetery.

Markers & Headstones

If you would like to order a marker for your family member, please contact the Parks Department at 360-293-1918 or  You must have prior approval for Parks Staff to take delivery and set the marker.

Comments & Suggestions

We would like to hear from you. Please contact us with your comments or suggestions about Grand View Cemetery. Please email the Grand View Cemetery.