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
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
Meet Santa at Cypress Hills Cemetery Join us on Saturday, December 10th from 1pm – 3pm as we get a visit from Santa Claus. Bring the children to come celebrate the holiday season. There will be pictures with Santa, free gifts for the children and free...read more