Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery

Visiting Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery

Visitors are welcome in the cemetery and may drive or walk the grounds any day of the year.

The grounds are open daily from 8 AM to Sunset and access may be gained through several entrances. No visitors are permitted after Sunset. The main gate is at the end of Pine Grove Avenue, a broad shaded avenue off Broadway which will bring you into the oldest section of the cemetery. To the left of the main entrance is the Superintendent’s residence and the cemetery office. The office is open from Monday to Friday 9 AM to Noon, 1 PM to 4 PM and on Saturday by appointment.

A right turn just inside the main gate will put you on the Main Tour drive. This is a hilly, narrow road that encircles the old section and caution is advised. The intersecting roads in this section were laid out in the late 1800’s and are more suitable to horse and buggy travel than automobiles. The entrances off West O’Reilly Street (both the east and west side) give access to the newer sections of the cemetery and were laid out from 1900 on.

Please exercise care because some turns are tight. Parking is allowed on the roadways for a brief time for visitation of graves by visitors.

When visiting Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery please remember that you are on sacred ground. Please respect the sanctity of the final resting place of loved ones and exercise proper decorum and allow time for quiet reflection so as not to disturb other visitors. The published Rules and Regulations specify what may and may not be used or placed on grave sites as memorials to the deceased. If you have a question about the rules please contact the office.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to determine what is appropriate on grave sites and in the mausoleum. Please be familiar with our list of our Rules and Regulations