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River Bend welcomes you to visit our historic cemetery to walk the peaceful paths, to reflect, and to remember.

River Bend Cemetery - Let's Connect

Visit River Bend

Please call, email, or fill out the form below to setup time to meet a member of our friendly staff in person.
The best time to call or stop into our office is between 9am to 12:30pm, Monday through Friday.


117 Beach Street
Westerly, RI 02891


Mon-Fri: 9am to 4:30pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

Contact Us

Phone: (401) 596-2724
Email: greg@riverbendcemetery.org


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Cemetery Map

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News & Events

The latest updates and announcements from River Bend Cemetery.

Babcock Smith Tour

Babcock-Smith House Tour

May 28, 2024

Tuesday, July 9 at 6pm and Thursday, August 8 at 6pm  On Tuesday July 9, River Bend Cemetery will be hosting a Babcock-Smith House Tour featuring some of the stories of the earliest Westerly families, including the Chapmans, Blivens, Stillmans, Burdicks, and others. Some were whaling captains, carpenters, inventors, doctors, and even a Civil War…

Peaceable Kingdom

“A Peaceable Kingdom”

April 28, 2024

Sunday, April 28th from 2pm-3pm  As part of the Rhode Island Cemeteries Awareness & Preservation Weeks, River Bend Cemetery hosted “A Peaceable Kingdom,” a walking tour presented by the Babcock-Smith House Museum. The tour covered a small section of the picturesque cemetery where the lions lie down with the lambs while angels watch over them.…

An Act Concerning Natural Organic Reduction and Green Burials

April 5, 2024

Bill No. 6548 has been presented to the Environment Committee and is entitled “An Act Concerning Natural Organic Reduction and Green Burials.  There is a public hearing scheduled on Monday, January 30.  If you so desire, you may attend in person or submit your testimony in writing.  The agenda has been posted. Our February newsletter will have information on other proposed…

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