Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

The Beautiful Grounds of the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

One walk through the grounds of the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery reveals why it is truly a beautiful testimonial to eternal life and a quiet retreat for all to find everlasting peace and tranquility!

This Is a Cemetery
Scenic Grounds
Lives are commemorated - deaths are recorded - families are reunited - memories are made tangible- and love is undisguised. This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life - not death - of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.

Scenic Grounds

A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering - always.
Author Unknown

A Walk Through The Grounds

We offer an unguided walking tour of the cemetery which takes you through the beautiful cemetery grounds and stops at many of our more notable people.  You can learn more about the tour and view a virtual walking tour from the tours Web page.

Below is a short video of the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery in Spring. See the beauty for yourself. Simply press the play button and the video will start.