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Cypress Hills National Cemetery Veterans Day Walking Tour

November 8, 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cypress Hills National Cemetery

Cypress Hills National Cemetery

Cypress Hills National Cemetery

The only National Cemetery in New York City is in Brooklyn. Visit the beautiful and historic Cypress Hills National Cemetery, the final resting place for 21,000 veterans and dependents from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. The cemetery was opened in 1862, and is older than Arlington National Cemetery.

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
12 PM

Take a walk to visit the graves of 24 Medal of Honor winners and soldiers from more than 200 years of American History. See the graves of such notables at Marine Corps legend Dan Daly, Colonel Benjamin Ringgold, and Coxswain John Cooper (two-time Medal of Honor winner). Learn about veterans who served in the Mexican Wars and Spanish American War.

Cypress Hills National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400 that were once interred on Governors Island, including many Confederate prisoners of war who died on the island. We’ll visit all of their graves and learn their stories.

The walking tour is led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author of The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide and the Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide. He has been leading walking tours of Cypress Hills National Cemetery and Governors Island since 2010.

Note that Cypress Hills National Cemetery is in three different locations on Jamaica Avenue. The walking tour begins at the historic gates at 625 Jamaica Ave. The second part of the walk will be in the private Cypress Hills Cemetery at 833 Jamaica Ave. MEET AT 625 JAMAICA AVE.

By subway:
J train to Norwood Avenue, walk northwest 2.5 blocks on Hale Avenue to the front gates.

By car:
Jackie Robinson Parkway to 625 Jamaica Avenue is the National Cemetery (look for the eagles on the front entrance so you know you are at the correct gate). Free parking.

Reservations 917-526-0597 or email kfitz@bway.net. For more information, visit fitzpatrickauthor.com.


November 8, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Kevin C. Fitzpatrick


Cypress Hills National Cemetery
625 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn, 11208 United States
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