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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 2018

  Cypress Hills Cemetery is proud to host our   5th Annual Halloween Party   Sunday, October 21, 2018   from 10am - 1pm    Visit EventBrite: "Cypress Hills" for more information and to register   The event is hosted for free to all    Join us in celebrating the Fall...

Food and Clothes Drive

Cypress Hills Cemetery is pleased to announce that our Annual Food and Clothes Drive has begun and will run throughout the months of July and August.   We will be collecting canned food items, boxed cereals and boxed juices and other non-perishables.  We will also be...

NOTICE: Roads closed to vehicle traffic June 24, 2018

Please be advised: The cemetery will be closed to visitation on Sunday, June 24th from 8am-12pm for our 5k run in honor of Fallen NYPD Detective Peter Figoski. Visitation will be opened at 12pm and will continue until 4:30pm. Thank you for your understanding and...

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