Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum, New York City

Trinity Church Cemetery consists of three separate burial grounds associated with Trinity Church in New York City. The first was established in the Churchyard located at 74 Trinity Place at Wall Street and Broadway. In 1842, the church, running out of space in its churchyard, established Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum in Upper Manhattan between Broadway and Riverside Drive, at the Chapel of the Intercession (now The Church of the Intercession, New York), formerly the location of John James Audubon's estate. A third burial place is the Churchyard of St. Paul's Chapel.
A no longer extant Trinity Church Cemetery was the Old Saint John's Burying Ground for St. John's Chapel. This location is bounded by Hudson, Leroy and Clarkson Streets near Hudson Square. It was in use from 1806 - 52 with over 10,000 burials, mostly poor and young. In 1897, it was turned into St. John's Park, with most of the burials left in place. The park was later renamed Hudson Park, and is now James J. Walker Park.
The burial grounds have been the final resting place for many historic figures since the Churchyard cemetery opened in 1697. A non-denominational cemetery, it is listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places and is the only remaining active cemetery in Manhattan. There are two bronze plaques at the Church of the Intercession cemetery commemorating the Battle of Fort Washington, which included some of the fiercest fighting of the Revolutionary War.
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  • The location was amazing. This is a very busy place to visit. Very quiet place.
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  • Walking through Wall Street, I was surprised to discover a beautiful church and cemetery! Trinity church cemetery is a wonderful oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle. A non-denominational ceme...  more »
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  • This is NOT where Alexander Hamilton is buried. He did worship here (according to another Hamilton fan I met exploring the grounds) but the trinity church where he is buried is actually downtown. Shame on the people who wrote reviews stating otherwise. Get your locations straight! Anyway, this is a beautiful church with a beautiful cemetery. The cemetery lot across the street was closed when I went but the one behind the church was open and there were many cool/unique gravestones, a nice place to explore.
  • I’ve never been here before. I live 1 day and 17 hours from here. I watched hamilton the American musical and I looked into Alexander and his family. One day, I will visit his family. I am very proud of what he has done.. Rest In Peace Alexander Hamilton and your family.
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