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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

Cypress Hills Cemetery 5k Run Through History

Cypress Hills Cemetery 5k Run Through History

  Join us on Sunday, June 23rd to honor one of NYPD's Finest   in our 7th Annual 5k Run Through History.   The 5k run/walk is in honor of Detective Peter Figoski of the   75th precinct and all proceeds will are donated to   two amazing...

Road Closure Notice

Road Closure Notice

  Please be advised   The cemetery will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday, June 23rd from   8am - 12pm for our 7th Annual 5k Run Through History   in honor of fallen NYPD Detective Peter Figoski.   We thank you in advance for your...

Black History Month – Notable Feature (2)

Black History Month – Notable Feature (2)

  Aida Overton-Walker   Known as the "Queen of the Cakewalk", Ms. Walker was a prominent   African American vaudevillian in the early 1900's.   Performing as an actress, singer, dancer and choreographer,   her success was unparalleled and she...

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