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The Ithaca City Cemetery is not only the final resting place for significant figures in New York State and American history, but it also epitomizes the changing cemetery aesthetic that reflected cultural shifts in the community it served, as well as the country at-large. To research a possible burial in the Ithaca City Cemetery try these websites:

The Friends of Ithaca City Cemetery (FICC) is an affiliate of Historic Ithaca, Inc. dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, landscape and enjoyment of Ithaca’s oldest cemetery. FICC received a 2017 “Pride of Ownership” Award given by the City of Ithaca and the Rotary Club of Ithaca. FICC along with HI hosts multiple volunteer clean-ups. These clean-up events are geared to preserving this picturesque landscape and preserve the stones for future generations. 


Interested in becoming a friend of Ithaca City Cemetery? Contact

Christine O’Malley at (607) 273-6633 or email


Please check our Facebook for the most up-to-date event information.

Memorial Day Cemetery Clean-up

Please join us for a morning of cleaning and restoration projects at Ithaca's oldest burial ground. This annual event is a great opportunity to serve our community and learn more about our local history!

Please remember to wear your work clothes, close-toed shoes, sunscreen, hat, bug spray and don't forget a water bottle. Space is limited and registration is required. 

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