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Mailing Address

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
P.O. Box 977
Poughkeepsie, New York 12602-0977

Office Hours

Monday ~ Friday 9:00 A.M. ~ 4:30 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M. ~ 12 Noon
Sunday Closed

Cemetery Grounds

Open Every Day All Year
8:00 A.M. ~ 4:30 P.M.

Contact Information/Directions

With historic figures such as the Honorable Smith Thompson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice from 1823 through 1843 and the Secretary of the Navy under President Monroe, Matthew Vassar, founder of Vassar College, William W. Smith and his brother Andrew Smith of Smith Brothers Cough Drop fame and many others, makes the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery a true American treasure.

For over one hundred- and sixty-years Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery has been providing excellent care and service to families in need. Whether it is an immediate need or pre-planning for a future memorialization, our well-trained staff is ready to guide and support you every step of the way.

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

342 South Ave. Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

845-454-6047

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Directions

From New York City Area

  1. Taconic State Parkway North to Interstate 84 West (I-84)
  2. I-84 West to exit 13 (Route 9)
  3. Turn right at the end of the exit onto Route 9 North
  4. Take Route 9 North for approximately 12 miles to the Academy Street/South Avenue exit
  5. At the stop make a left, go under the overpass and bare left along the cemetery grounds to the main entrance on the right

From Connecticut

  1. I-84 West to exit 13 (in New York)
  2. continue as above from #3

From Pennsylvania

  1. I-84 Est to exit 13 (in New York)
  2. Turn left at the end of the exit onto Route 9 North
  3. Continue as above from #4

From New Jersey and Upstate New York

  1. Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to exit 18 (New Paltz)
  2. Turn right onto Route 299 East
  3. Take Route 299 East approximately 5 miles to Route 9W
  4. Turn right onto Route 9W South
  5. Take Route 9W South for approximately 2 miles and bear right for the Mid-Hudson Bridge/Poughkeepsie
  6. Cross bridge and make the first right onto Route 9 South
  7. Take Route 9 South for approximately 1 mile to the Academy Street/South Avenue exit
  8. At the stop go straight and follow the cemetery grounds to the main entrance on right

Browse Photo Gallery

Of our beautiful cemetery grounds.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Saturday
9:00 A.M. - 12 Noon
Sundays: Closed

Cemetery Grounds Hours

Open Every Day All Year
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Interior Mausoleum Hours:
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Daily

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