CYPRESS HILLS CEMETERY
Located on Jamaica Ave in Brooklyn, New York
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 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
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...
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