Explore the NMFH: The History of Cremation

Take in the historical origin of cremation at National Museum of Funeral History | Courtesy of NMFH

Learn the history and all the ins and outs of modern cremation at the History of Cremation permanent exhibit at National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH)—part of our Explore the NMFH series.

Although cremation has eclipsed traditional casket burials since 2016, many people still have misconceptions and questions about the cremation process.

In partnership with the Cremation Association of North America, NMFH seeks to address those issues with the History of Cremation exhibit, which chronicles cremation from its beginnings in Pennsylvania in 1876 while demonstrating the step-by-step modern cremation process. 

The exhibit highlights endless ways to memorialize the deceased—including through jewelry and paintings—and features a beautiful display of urns and burial objects, offering visitors newfound knowledge and respect for the process of cremation.

Explore or learn more about the History of Cremation permanent exhibit, plan your in-person visit, or take a virtual tour.

More About the National Museum of Funeral History

Founded in 1992 and boasting America’s largest collection of authentic historical funeral service items in 17 permanent exhibits, the National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH) is an exploration of history, science, and culture.

Visitors can learn about hearses through history, caskets and coffins, plus the funerals of U.S. Presidents and Catholic Popes, celebrities and the history of embalming and cremation while you witness the cultural heritage of the funeral service industry and its time-honored tradition of compassion.

Open seven days a week, excluding major holidays, the museum is a testament to the cultural heritage of the funeral service industry and its time-honored tradition of compassion.

Explore and learn more about the National Museum of Funeral History, plan your in-person visit, or take a virtual tour.

The History of Cremation at National Museum of Funeral History

Learn about the National Museum of Funeral History in our eight-part series highlighting some of visitors’ favorite exhibits in the museum’s permanent collection.

An array of beautiful urns adorn the wall of “The History of Cremation” at NMFH | Photo: Justin Jerkins/365Houston

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