Visit our Jewish Historic Cemetery in Lakewood, Colorado 80215
Located roughly 40 minutes from Boulder, CO, it’s easy for locals and visitors alike to schedule a trip to our historic cemetery in Lakewood, CO. In 1995, Golden Hill Cemetery, known as The Hill to locals, was granted a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Until recently, it was one of only three Jewish Cemeteries nationwide to hold this distinction.
Rich History of Our Nation’s Jewish Heritag
Opening in 1908, The Hill came about when it was deemed necessary to have a place to bury people of the Jewish faith who succumbed to “the white death.” Lakewood saw an influx of Jewish residents who arrived from the east coast to have their tuberculosis treated through one of two sanatoriums that treated Jewish people.
The people currently buried at Lakewood’s historic cemetery arrived from the overcrowded coastal cities seeking healing among others who shared their faith and heritage. Many of these people served during WWI, and later arrivals escaped persecution during the rise of the Nazis.
Paying Your Respects
When paying your respects to the more than 800 people interred here, feel free to help tend to their final resting place by pulling weeds or picking up trash. We maintain this significant piece of Jewish history through donations, which are always welcome.
Contact us today to learn more about our historic cemetery. We proudly serve all who want to learn The Hill’s history in Lakewood, CO.