The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

Ellis Island Office

Historic Hospital Laundry Building

435 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302






Tuesday & Wednesday





With undivided loyalty, we will protect and preserve, with honor, our ancestors and veterans in memoriam, while promoting the early American historical events that took place on these sacred grounds. Our goal is to achieve State and National Landmark Preservation Status to ensure the perpetual preservation of this historic site and the soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom.

The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery, founded in 1829, is a National Treasure and is the resting place of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI & II and Jersey City founders & legends. Come explore 350 years of Jersey City history & nature. Sadly abandoned in 2007, The historic Cemetery is operated entirely by Volunteers. With no regular revenue, the site is operated on contributions and events that promote history, music, art, education & culture for children & adults.

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photo of the harsimus cemetery during the day with a text overlay that reads; "The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

Photo of an area of Harsimus Cemetery

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