This “place of interment for gentlemen” incorporated in 1831 is usually locked to the public. This visit on one of their rare open days features a talk on the cemetery’s history and its place in the greater changes happening to handling of death in New York City in the 19th century. After the talk and some time discovering the cemetery, we will walk to some of the other surviving burial grounds in the neighborhood and their overlooked memorials to the people whose history haunts the streets.
This exploration is part of our second annual Autumn Cemetery Exploration Series with Atlas Obscura resident cemetery expert Allison Meier. Other NYC area opportunities include:
Tickets are $12 with a portion of the proceeds going towards the New York Marble Cemetery.
- Sunday, October 28, 1pm-3pm
- Address: 41 1/2 Second Avenue, New York, 10003
- Enter through the gate and walk down the alleyway. Grab a coffee on your way if you like and bring it for the talk.
- Bring water, your camera, and wear sturdy shoes!