- Mausoleum open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday
- Cemetery gates open daily, 8:30am – 4:00pm
- Guided tours
- Genealogy services available by appointment
- Find a grave
- Off street parking
620 Central Avenue , Newark , NJ 07107
Fairmont Cemetery, founded in 1854, is the final resting place of early settlers of the City of Newark. The city erected a monument to the first settlers, now known as the Old Settlers Monument. Featured on the site is the Fairmont Memorial Mausoleum, a four-story mausoleum built in the 1920s and made of native granite and a two-and-a-half-story mosaic of The Ascension, designed and crafted by mural painter
Carlo Ciampaglia. The Mausoleum contains 3,000 crypts and 600 niches. The cemetery also features the Birch Haven Mausoleum, built in the 1990s in a garden setting. It is crafted entirely of granite and decorated with ten-foot tall engraved scenes.
The cemetery also features many notable burials. Visitors can witness the gravesites of author Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, medical pioneer Clara Louise Maass, and beer barons Gottfried Kruger and Christian Feigenspan, as well as U.S. congressmen, business leaders, organized crime figures, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients of the Civil War, and over 1,400 Civil War veteran burials. Steeped in history, Fairmont cemetery offers guided tours of the mausoleum and grounds, as well as genealogy research services.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Take a guided tour of the cemetery to see all of the noted burials
- Schedule an appointment to trace your family lineage
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