Cypress Hills National Cemetery Walk
Time: 2.5 Hours
Distance: 1.5 miles (approximately)
Meeting Point: 625 Jamaica Ave
Ending Point: 833 Jamaica Ave.
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. Take a walk to visit the graves of 24 Medal of Honor winners, soldiers and dependents from more than 200 years of American History. See the graves of such notables at Marine Corps legend Dan Daly, Colonel Benjamin Ringgold Coxswain John Cooper (two-time Medal of Honor winner), 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.