- 8:00am-sunset Main office in Newton, PA open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm Closed federal holidays except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day
- Floral arrangements and flags permitted
- Grave locator available online
- On-site parking
Finn's Point National Cemetery
454 Fort Mott Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070
Finn’s Point National Cemetery, located along the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, sits at the north end of what was once the Fort Mott Military Reservation. Today, the picturesque cemetery is entirely surrounded by the Killchohook National Wildlife Refuge and is adjacent to Fort Mott State Park. Originally, the federal government purchased the land for the construction of the Finn’s Point Battery to protect the Port of Philadelphia. By 1863, the grounds increasingly served as a burial site for Confederate prisoners of war who died while imprisoned at Fort Delaware. The grounds now encompass 4.6 acres and includes over 3,000 interments. Finn’s Point was officially declared a national cemetery on October 3, 1875.
Today, visitors can tour the cemetery to view graves of notable persons. Visitors can also view the Union Monument, installed in 1879 to honor the memory of 135 Union guards who died while on duty at Fort Delaware, and the Confederate Monument, an 85-foot tall concrete and granite obelisk featuring bronze tablets listing the names of 2,436 Confederate prisoners of war who died at Fort Delaware during the Civil War. Finn’s Point National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Visit Meigis Lodge, the caretaker’s home with a complicated history
- Explore the “Bivouac of the Dead” poem on the stone walls enclosing the cemetery
- See the 13 white marble headstones of the German prisoners of WWII who died while in custody at Fort Dix
- Visit nearby Fort Mott State Park
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