- Parks & Recreation
- Historic Cemeteries
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department operates two historic cemeteries, the Comal Cemetery and the New Braunfels Cemetery. These are places of remembrance and we ask that you be respectful and courteous when touring the cemeteries.
Located at 301 Peace Avenue, this beautiful cemetery was established in 1868. It encompasses twenty-five acres and has 12,550 burials to date.
The Comal Cemetery was designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery by the Texas Historic Commission in 2000.
New Braunfels Cemetery
Located at the corner of Business 35 and Grape Avenue, this interesting cemetery was dedicated in 1845. It is the site of a subject marker from the Texas Historic Commission. This cemetery covers 4.7 acres and has 1,075 known burials - along with hundreds of unmarked burials. There are 185 unoccupied plots.
New Braunfels Cemetery Field of Graves Memorial Project
Preserve. Educate. Honor.
This memorial project will honor the sacrifice made by numerous souls who died while settling New Braunfels and were buried in unmarked graves at the historic New Braunfels Cemetery. The memorial is an opportunity to tell the story of brave families, create pride in our community and honor the souls interred in unmarked graves.
With the help of your generous donations, this memorial will become an interpretive teaching space helping residents better understand our history. The memorial will be a destination for visitors providing a connection with the past. The memorial will include an eight-foot stone monument, educational signs, native prairie meditation meadow, seating and walking paths.
Soul Searching: Night Ramblings in the Comal Cemetery
October 20-21, 2023
Experience the history, tradition and beauty of the Comal Cemetery. Established in 1869, the Comal Cemetery is the burial ground for some of New Braunfels's founders and notable citizens. The cemetery tour is a unique, educational and entertaining family event. Participants will visit select graves to experience the stories of these illustrious souls as they are portrayed by actors.
Tickets go on sale August 2023
$20 per person
Purchase online, by phone (830) 221-4350, or in person at the Park Administrative Office, 110 Golf Course Rd.
Parking and check in will be at Cypress Bend Park located at 503 Peace Avenue. Guests will be taken to the Comal Cemetery by hayride.
Golf Cart Tours
Golf cart tours are available for individuals who need assistance. Tour by golf cart is offered during the first tour of both nights. Please be sure to request a "cart tour" when purchasing your tickets.
Proceeds benefit cemetery improvements
The City of New Braunfels schedules Cemetery clean-up dates twice a year:
- Week before Easter each year
- First week in Oct. each year
Signage providing notice will be placed at each cemetery prior to the scheduled clean-up date.
The New Braunfels Cemetery Committee makes recommendations to New Braunfels City Council on ways to preserve the records of community history, cultural history, landscape heritage, and architecture at the City's two historic cemeteries. This is accomplished through conservation, preservation and education.
Historic Cemetery Preservation Plan
The City of New Braunfels Historic Cemetery Preservation Plan was completed in 2010. View the Historic Cemetery Preservation Plan here.