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Welcome to Cypress Hills Cemetery








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, 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.

Cemetery Visitation on Sunday, May 4th

Cemetery Visitation on Sunday, May 4th...

March 27th, 2014

  The Cemetery will be closed to visitation Sunday, May 4th from 8am – 12pm for our 5k Race Throu...

                         Cypress Hills 2nd Annual 5k Run Through History

Cypress Hills 2nd Annual 5k Run Through History...

March 12th, 2014

Join us May 4th for our second Annual 5k run through the cemetery.  The run promises to be both uniq...

Notable Feature - James McCune Smith

Notable Feature - James McCune Smith...

January 7th, 2014

  James McCune Smith was born in 1813 in New York City.  He was a physician, apothecary,...

Meet Santa at Cypress Hills!

Meet Santa at Cypress Hills!...

November 12th, 2013

Come visit with Santa at Cypress Hills Cemetery....