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


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Ithaca City Cemetery Tour

Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th
11:00am and 1:00pm both dates
$5 at the door; free for children under 12 years old

Interested in exploring one of Ithaca's largest green spaces? Learn about the Ithaca City Cemetery's evolution from village burying ground to Victorian landscape for the dead as we walk through various sections of this 16-acre historic municipal cemetery. 

Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This tour will take place rain or shine and involves uphill and downhill walking. It will not take place during thunder and lightning storms. Tours last approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

(Discussion of some tragic historic events may not be suitable for small children.)
Fees go to support the ongoing conservation of this historic cemetery.

Space is limited. Registration is required - see links below.