Cortland Rural Cemetery

Established in 1853, this open-air museum is a beautiful 19th-century Victorian garden cemetery is 50 acres and is the final resting place for 18,000 people. A fine example of the rural cemetery as a solution to the problem of overcrowding urban cemeteries, the Cortland Rural Cemetery was designed as a garden cemetery that was carefully planned using architectural and landscape design. Walk the cemetery yourself with an interactive cemetrail tour and admire the beauty of the headstones and the impressive diverse species of trees to discover those who helped shaped Cortland history.


Dawn to Dusk year-round

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 8am – Noon

110 Tompkins Street

Cortland, NY 13045

607 756 6022