Moravian Cemetery: A Who's Who in Staten Island History.

Address: 2205 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
Contact: Richard Simpson - Historian and Tour Guide for Moravian Cemetery.

I've been walking through cemeteries since I was a small child when my parents vacationed in my uncle’s log cabin in southern Vermont. Cemeteries have always been very peaceful places to me. As I grew older and developed an interest in history and genealogy, they became invaluable tools of research.

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Richard L. Simpson Presents….

Walking Tours of Moravian Cemetery. Fall, 2015

Our tours feature biographical information for people buried in the cemetery. Learn about real-life stories of oystermen, farmers, inventors, sheriffs, politicians, doctors, painters, lawyers, businessmen, architects, authors, builders, boat captains, clergymen, philanthropists, newspapermen, and many more.

All tours are about 90-minutes. Entrance fee: $10. per person.

We offer public tours, and private tours for families and organizations. 

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Due to the hazardous forecast, the Atlantic Avenue walking tour scheduled for Sunday October 4th is cancelled. We will post a new date shortly.


Please join us Sunday October 11 for a tour of the Old Section.

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October 11, 2015. Sunday. 2pm. Old Section Tour.

Visit the oldest sections of the cemetery where its gravestones date to 1740. Some of the early Dutch, French and English settlers of Staten Island rest here, as well as  families who have towns, street, schools and parks named for them. This section also includes Civil War Hero Gen. Stephen H. Weed and historian and naturalist William T. Davis. The first mausoleum to be built (1855) in the cemetery stands here: It's actually an underground vault built by one of America's wealthiest families.

October 18, 2015. Sunday. 2pm. Central Avenue Tour.

This tour includes Staten Island’s first Borough President George Cromwell, architect John M. Carrere (Borough Hall, Andrew Carnegie Libraries), Beer brewery founder August Horrmann (R & H Beer), Award winning playwright Paul Zindel, American-Indian historian Alanson Skinner, Major Clarence Barrett (Barrett Park), Sedutto’s Ice Cream, and many other families.

All tours are 90-minutes.  Entrance fee: $10.

Dress is casual, please wear flat shoes. Cameras are permitted.

Private tours can be arranged for groups and families at other times.

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Update… Our book about Moravian Cemetery is in its final stages.

The book will feature biographical information for 300+ people buried in the cemetery. It’s like a “Who’s Who” in Staten Island history.

It’s still not too late for you to contribute information which might include biographical material, photographs of people buried in the cemetery, photos of their houses or businesses, photos of the cemetery, etc. Contact us for further information.




Moravian Cemetery’s Burial Records.

We are now accepting requests for:

. Death and Burial Records 1758-1828

. Births and Baptisms Records 1749-1883

. Marriage Records 1764 to 1863

. Cemetery Records 1867-Present


For further information click on article “Moravian Cemetery’s Records and Genealogy.”




While enjoying the beauty of Moravian Cemetery, please keep in mind that all visitors are expected to act in a dignified manner and to comply with the rules and regulations of the Cemetery.

We like photographs just as much as you. If you're taking photos please stop in the office and tell us what sections of the cemetery you'll be working in.

See you at the cemetery.....Moravian Cemetery.

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  • Moravian Cemetery's Burial Records.

    Moravian Cemetery's Burial Records for People Researching Genealogy.   We are now accepting requests for the following records:   Death and Burial Records 1758-1828   Birth and Baptism Records 1749-1883   Marriage Records 1764-1863   Cemetery Records 1867 - Present ...

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  • Moravian Cemetery's Burial Records.

    Moravian Cemetery's burial records can be very helpful when researching genealogy. Richard Simpson – Historian and Tour Guide for Moravian Cemetery is now accepting requests for the following records: . Death and Burial Records from 1758-1828 . Births and Baptisms fro...

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  • All Roads Lead to Moravian Cemetery.

    All Roads (and buses & trains) lead to Moravian Cemetery. Moravian Cemetery is located at 2205 Richmond Road, at the corner of Todt Hill Road. Public Transportation. Bus – from the St. George Ferry Terminal, take either #74 or #76, to Richmond Road an...

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  • The History of Moravian Cemetery.

    Authored by Richard L. Simpson - Historian and Tour Guide for Moravian Cemetery. As early as 1720 a cemetery stood at the corner of Richmond Road and Todt Hill Road. In 1740, the Moravian Church purchased the cemetery. Since that time the cemetery has deve...

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