The Lowell Cemetery is a non-municipal and non-denominational cemetery. 

77 Knapp Ave, Lowell, MA 01852 | 978-454-5191

Cremation Niches

O.M. Whipple Columbarium & Garden of Remembrance

In the fall of 2015, the Lowell Cemetery dedicated the O. M. Whipple Columbarium & Garden of Remembrance in response to the increasing demand for cremation options.  Lowell Cemetery created a serene place to memorialize loved ones that blends into the lush landscape of one of the first garden-style cemeteries in the United States. The columbarium complements the historic monuments and enhances the beauty of the Cemetery which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Lowell Cemetery has always been receptive to changing attitudes about death and memorialization. Since the Cemetery first opened in 1841, there have been over 18,000 burials in this beautiful setting.  There has been an increasing preference for cremation. Cremation is less expensive, more ecologically sensitive, and has been growing in acceptance across all ethnic, cultural, and religious traditions. 

Named for the donor of the land on which the Cemetery is situated, this architecturally distinctive columbarium is located on a beautifully landscaped hill with expansive views of the Cemetery.  The unique design features three curved columbarium walls with niches for urns containing cremains, garden landscapes with walkways and benches, a Veteran’s Memorial Area, and a water feature for contemplation and reflection.  The crowning element of the columbarium is the majestic pavilion where families and friends can gather for memorial services. 

If you would like to download our O. M. Whipple Columbarium & Garden of Remembrance informational brochure for printing and distribution, you can view and save a PDF file from the following link.

View an article about our columbarium found in the February 2016 issue of ICCFA Magazine. 


  • Single Urn Niche $2,500 - $3,000
  • Double Urn Niche $3,000 - $3,600
  • Family Niches (3 urns) $5,000 - $6,000
  • Family Niches (4 - 6 urns) $10,000 - $12,000
  • In-Ground Cremation Spaces $10,000 - $12,000

Engraving Fees

Includes Name, Birth Year, and Death Year

  • One Full Name Engraving $300
  • Two Full Names $450
  • Year of Death Only $100
  • Veterans’ Plaque Engraving (Includes Name and Service Affiliation) $200

Sale price includes one opening per designated urn (single, double etc.), perpetual care, and one use of pavilion per urn placement. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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