The Evergreens Cemetery was organized in 1849 as a non-sectarian cemetery, under the Rural Cemetery Act of 1847. The cemetery borders Brooklyn and Queens and covers 225 acres of rolling hills and gently sloping meadows. It features several thousand trees and flowering shrubs in a park like setting.
The Evergreens is the final resting place of more than 526,000 people. It offers a selection of burial options including family lots (two graves and up), single graves (accommodates up to three interments when possible), an urn garden, community and private family mausoleums. Our new Chapel Mausoleum and Niches has been completed. The Evergreens Cemetery was named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Hear about the Evergreens Cemetery on NPR’s All Things Considered
The Evergreens is easily accessible by major highways and public transportation.