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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 (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...

Black History Month – Notable Feature

  Edwin R. Woodriffe     Edwin R. Woodriffe was born in Brooklyn in 1941.  After graduating from   Fordham University and working in the Treasury Department,   he went on to accept a position with the FBI as a Special Agent.   ...

Celebrating Black History Month

Cypress Hills Cemetery celebrates Black History Month all February long by highlighting the lives of notable African Americans resting at Cypress Hills        

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