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, Moravian Cemetery.
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Walking Tours of Moravian Cemetery

We offer four different tours. Each tour takes place in a different section of the cemetery. We offer public tours and private tours for families, groups and organizations. 

Old Section Tour. Visit the oldest sections of the cemetery where its gravestones date to 1740. 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 tour also includes Civil War Hero Gen. Stephen H. Weed and historian William T. Davis. The first mausoleum to be built in the cemetery stands here: It's actually an underground vault built by one of America's wealthiest families.

Atlantic Avenue Tour. We’ll stroll around this beautiful Victorian section of the cemetery and visit Alice Austen (photographer), George Wm. Curtis (Curtis High School), Elmer Dundy (owner of Coney Island’s Luna Park), pencil manufacturer Eberhard Faber, Dr. Nathaniel Lord Britton (Founder, New York Botanical Gardens). We’ll also visit a cenotaph belonging to Civil War Hero Col. Robert Gould Shaw (1989 movie “Glory.”).

Central Avenue Tour. This tour features 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, Maj. Clarence Barrett (Barrett Park) and many other prominent people.

Meadow Avenue Tour….Our NEW tour. We’ll visit a Congressman who spent the last years of his life searching for Capt. Kidd’s buried treasure; A ferry boat captain whose most memorable achievement occurred during the Blizzard of 1888: his worst moment occurred when his boat hit the ferry terminal building; Author of the well-known history book Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island;” A circus owner who performed at Coney Island’s Dreamland: his act featured elephants, tigers and lions; A detective assigned to Manhattan’s financial district who arrested pickpockets, purse thieves, and stock swindlers; The first Staten Islander to die in battle during WWI; A man who served in Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders; The inventor of the box kite; A man whose shipyard built a racing yacht for Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany; the shipyard employed 9,000 people during WWI.

Entrance fee $10. pp. Casual dress. Wear flat shoes. Cameras are permitted.

Visit us at www.moraviancemeterytours.com

e-mail: cemeteryguy@earthlink.net

 

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A Walk Through Moravian Cemetery

A new book authored by Richard L. Simpson - Historian and Tour Guide, Moravian Cemetery.

Now you can read the real-life stories in the form of biographies for over 350 people interred at Moravian Cemetery. They include doctors, lawyers, historians, authors, farmers, oystermen, teachers, politicians, artists, business owners, architects, civil service employees, and many, many more.

Some people have towns, streets, parks and schools named for them.

Other chapters include: the Moravian faith and its customs; architectural descriptions of private mausoleums; buildings on the grounds; gravestones: types, motifs and inscriptions; and burial records.

This hard-cover coffee table book can be purchased for $29.99 plus tax. We can ship to you. 

The author will gladly sign your own personally autographed copy.

 For purchase, please e-mail the author at

 cemeteryguy@earthlink.net

 

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We're always researching people interred in Moravian Cemetery.

Please contact us if you would like to contribute information for those buried in the cemetery.

 

We can provide burial records for everyone at Moravian Cemetery. These records are very helpful for genealogists and those doing research. 

 

Contact us for more information.

E-mail: cemeteryguy@earthlink.net 

 

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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.

Moravian Cemetery is an active cemetery and cannot accept walk-ins for genealogy requests.

e-mail: cemeteryguy@earthlink.net

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

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