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Located on Jamaica Ave in Brooklyn, New York

The Beginning

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.

Location, Location

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.


Send Flowers or Plantings →

Our Online Shop will help you memorialize your loved one with various options from flowers, to plants, to trees, to benches, to gardens. Call Us if want us to help you choose: 718.277.2900

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 our grounds.


We hope you will consider us when choosing a final resting place for loved one.

Recent News & Updates from in & around the Community

Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 3)

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...

Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 2)

  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...

Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 1)

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...

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