St. Michael's Cemetery

Historic cemetery with outdoor exhibits

Second Spanish Period (1781 - 1821), Territorial Period (1821 - 1845), Statehood (1845- )

Downtown Pensacola, junction of Garden and Alcaniz Streets, Escambia County

Probably in use during the mid-18th century, this land was designated a cemetery by the King of Spain in 1807. The cemetery was assigned to the Catholic inhabitants of Pensacola, although people of all faiths have been buried at this location. The earliest documented marker in the cemetery is from 1811. It was the only cemetery in Pensacola until the opening of St. John’s Cemetery in 1876. There is an interpretive kiosk as well as numerous signs within the cemetery to provide information about people who were buried here. Please watch your step, beware of hazards, and use care to protect these valuable resources.

  • Probably in use during the mid-18th century, this land was designated a cemetery by the King of Spain in 1807. The cemetery was assigned to the Catholic inhabitants of Pensacola, although people of all faiths have been buried at this location. The earliest documented marker in the cemetery is from 1811. It was the only cemetery in Pensacola until the opening of St. John’s Cemetery in 1876. There is an interpretive kiosk as well as numerous signs within the cemetery to provide information about people who were buried here. Please watch your step, beware of hazards, and use care to protect these valuable resources.
  • Originally established as a 39 arpents (a Colonial Spanish land measurement, approximately 25 acres), the cemetery was reduced over time to its current 8 acre size.
  • Stephen Mallory, who served as Secretary of Navy for the Confederate States during the American Civil War, is one of the 3200 people buried with grave markers at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

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