New York Marble Cemetery
2nd Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets
New York, NY 10003
+1 212 228 6401
The New York Marble Cemetery is a historic cemetery built in 1830. Spread over a modest area of 0.5 acre (0.20 hectare), it is located at 41½ Second Avenue. This cemetery is said to be the earliest non-sectarian burial ground in the city. The most interesting part of the cemetery, however, is the lack of visible tombstones. All the dearly departed are housed in underground marble vaults marked by plaques. The facility is open for visitors to get acquainted with the history or just to pay respect to the deceased. The cemetery is also open at other times, but a prior call to the administration is recommended.