Cypress Hills Cemetery was founded on November 21, 1848. It is chartered by New York State as a non-profit, non-sectarian, membership corporation. Under construction for near three years, it officially opened in 1851.
Today & Tomorrow
Today, despite the constantly increasing population and a demand for interment space from families throughout the New York City metropolitan area, Cypress Hills Cemetery has a large amount of beautifully developed land sufficient to serve future generations.
The cemetery is located in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, and encompasses 225 acres and is easily reached via the J line at the Cypress Hills station, approximately 45 minutes from Manhattan.
Cypress Hills Cemetery, remains dedicated to maintaining the same character and vision of its founders. Years of careful planning and maintenance have preserved and enhanced the beauty and serenity of Cypress Hills Cemetery.
We hope you will consider us when choosing a final resting place for loved one.
Recent News & Updates from in and around the Cypress Hills Community
Cypress Hills Cemetery is pleased to announce that our Annual Food and Clothes Drive will begin Friday, July 1st and run until Wednesday, August 31st We will be collecting canned food items, boxed cereals and boxed juices, along with other non-perishables. We will...read more
Please be advised: The cemetery will be closed to visitation tomorrow, Sunday, June 12th from 8am-12pm for our 5k run in honor of Fallen NYPD Detective Peter Figoski. Visitation will be opened at 12pm and will continue until 4:30pm. Thank you for your understanding...read more
Please be advised that Cemetery visitation will be closed: Sunday, June 12th, 2016 from the hours of 8am – 12pm as we hold our 4th annual 5k race through History in honor of fallen NYPD Detective Peter Figoski. Regular visitation will resume...read more