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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

Halloween Party 2017

Cypress Hills Cemetery 4th Annual Halloween Party Join us on Sunday, October 15th for our 4th annual Halloween Party from 10am - 1pm.   We will enjoy a fun filled morning of pumpkin picking and decorating, face painting, bounce house fun and much, much more.   Feel...

Road closure notice

Please be advised The cemetery will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday, June 25th from 8am - 1pm for our 5k Run Through History in honor of fallen NYPD Detective Peter Figoski. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.  ...

Notable Feature: A. G. Badger

Alfred G. Badger 1814-1892 Alfred Badger was a flute specialist who manufactured flutes in the mid 1840's.  He is famous for inventing a new cylindrical bore Boehm system flute in America.  His flutes are still sought after by musicians and enthusiasts.  He is buried...

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