The Valdez Memorial Cemetery and the Valdez Pioneer Cemetery are maintained and managed by the Parks and Recreation Maintenance Department. Both of these cemeteries have historical walking tours. There is a rich history of prospectors and pioneers who came to Valdez in the late 1800's to create a new life in the last frontier. Some of their stories are captured in writing and told on the walking tours.
Booklets are also available in hard-copy, by request, at the Parks & Recreation Office in the Civic Center.
The Valdez Pioneer Cemetery is located at the end of Walter Day Memorial Drive which can be found at approximately mile 2.5 of the Richardson highway at the Goldfields Softball Complex turn-off. This cemetery is no longer actively accepting burials, but rather a historic site that was affected greatly by the 1964 earthquake.