8. New York Marble Cemetery
Courtesy of the New York Marble Cemetery
Oldest non-sectarian, privately-owned burial ground in the city. The half-acre Greek Revival-style open space is hidden in the interior of the block, accessible through iron gates and a 100-foot long private alley. The garden is surrounded by 12-foot tall marble walls. There are no individual markers on the lawn; only marble plaques in the wall name the original wealthy merchant families, whose 156 underground burial chambers (vaults), collectively hold more than 2,000 remains. While the deep underground vaults are not accessible to the public, the names and occupations of the dead are all detailed in the cemetery’s registers.
The site will be open on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, October 20th from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.