Welcome to Cypress Cemetery on Saybrook Point in Old Saybrook, one of the oldest, continuously operating cemeteries in North America. After years of perhaps 5 to 10 burials a year, the Cypress Cemetery Association recently expanded the cemetery, adding over 400 new plots and a cremation columbarium to service the needs of the Old Saybrook community. The cemetery is divided into four areas: The “old” burial ground, the Annex, Section 8 and Section 9. Although some plots can be found in the Annex, the “old” burial ground is for the most part filled.
Most of our burials take place in the Section 8 columbarium niches or in the Section 9 double-depth burial plots. Section 8 and 9, the newly expanded areas, are located on South Cove where beautiful views of the inner lighthouse, South Cove, the Borough of Fenwick, the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. Those eligible for plots must have some connection to the community in Old Saybrook.
For a map showing the sections of the cemetery, click here.