Secret Cemetery

New York Marble Cemetery

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Why locals love it

It’s the oldest public non-sectarian cemetery in New York City and most of the 2,080 interments took place between 1830 and 1870; the last was in 1937.  All burials are in below-ground vaults made of solid marble.  There are no gravestones but plaques on the surrounding walls.

Why you should visit it

The Cemetery (A New York City Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places) is usually open to visitors on fourth Sundays, April through October, 12-4, as well as other weekends throughout the year.  Check the website for their schedule.  The Cemetery can be used for small private parties and for filming and photo shoots. 

Special tip

Subway stops are the F and V trains at LES/ Second Avenue and the # 6 train at Bleecker & Lafayette. The Cemetery's gate is on Second Avenue.

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