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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

Meet Santa at Cypress Hills Cemetery

  Join us for our 6th annual   Meet Santa at Cypress Hills   Come by on Saturday, December 9th  1pm to 4pm to enjoy holiday train rides, hot chocolate and cookies, and visit with Santa for a picture and a gift.    Admission free to...

All Soul’s Day Mass 2017

  Join us on Thursday, November 2nd as we celebrate All Soul's Day Mass in the chapel of our historic mausoleum building, Cypress Hills Abbey.    Mass will begin at 10am.    To register, please visit the following link:    All Soul's Day at Cypress Hills Cemetery   We...

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