Go inside one of the oldest crematories in the United States with the President of the U.S. Columbarium Company at Fresh Pond Crematory, J.P. DiTroia. On this unique tour, Insiders will see how the family-run Middle Village location has evolved over the past 100+ years from a single crematory building in 1884, to a sprawling complex with 16,000 niches that house the remains of 40,000 people. The Neo-classical site has had many additions added to it over the decades and inside, each phase has a distinctive character. Guests will admired the marble, historic furniture and stained and painted-glass windows spread throughout the columbarium, as well as the fascinating niches filled with personal effects of those interred more than 100 years ago.

DATE: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, 3:00PM- 4:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 25 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Friday, October 18th at 12PM EST


  • Learn about the history of one of the United State’s first crematories
  • Go inside the different sections of the columbarium including the chapel, Gothic Rooms, Sanctuary Room and Marble Columbarium
  • See the stunning stained and painted glass Tiffany-style windows that are being restored
  • Meet Gina, the bereavement dog

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 10/18.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 10/18.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at insiders@untappedcities.com so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.