10. Vanderbilt Mausoleum

Moravian Cemetery with landscaping by Frederick Law Olmsted

Moravian Cemetery is a small cemetery in New Dorp on Staten Island. It is the largest and oldest active cemetery on the island, operating since 1740. Perhaps the most notable burial site is that of the Vanderbilt family, which gave the cemetery land back in the 19th century.

Richard Morris Hunt, known for designing the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, constructed the Vanderbilt mausoleum, while Frederick Law Olmsted landscaped the grounds surrounding it. Burials include those of Gloria Vanderbilt, “Commodore” Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt.