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
Wallace Turnage Born: 1846 Died: 1916 The story of Wallace Turnage is quite an amazing one. As a slave at the age of seventeen in Alabama, Turnage attempted escape four times before successfully managing to walk 25 miles to an...read more
Ethel Cuff Black Born: 1890 Died: 1977 Ethel Cuff Black was an amazing soul, dedicated to the furtherance of her community and youth. While attending Howard University, she was chairwoman of the collegiate chapter of the YWCA. Later, along...read more
In celebration of Black History Month, each week in February, Cypress Hills Cemetery will be highlighting the achievements of various African American notables. James McCune Smith Born: April 18, 1813 Died: November 17, 1865 Renowned...read more