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Kensico Cemetery

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Phone  +1 914-949-0347
Kensico Cemetery
Address  273 Lakeview Ave, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
Hours  Open today · 9AM–4PMSunday9AM–4PMMonday9AM–5PMTuesday9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturday9AM–4PM
Burials  Sergei Rachmaninoff, Lou Gehrig, Ayn Rand, Billie Burke
Similar  Cemetery Of The Gate Of H, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ferncliff Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery

Anton batagov at the grave of sergei rachmaninoff kensico cemetery valhalla ny

Kensico Cemetery, located in Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, was founded in 1889, when many New York City cemeteries were becoming full, and rural cemeteries were being created near the railroads that served the city. Initially 250 acres (1.0 km2), it was expanded to 600 acres (2.4 km²) in 1905, but reduced to 461 acres (1.9 km²) in 1912, when a portion was sold to the neighboring Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Several baseball players are buried in this cemetery.


Many entertainment figures of the early twentieth century, including the Russian-born Sergei Rachmaninoff, were buried here. The cemetery has a special section for members of the Actors' Fund of America and the National Vaudeville Association, some of whom died in abject poverty.

Sharon Gardens is a 76-acre (31 ha) section of Kensico Cemetery, which was created in 1953 for Jewish burials.

Night drive through kensico cemetery in new york

Notable interments in Sharon Gardens division

  • Paddy Chayefsky (1923–1981), screenwriter, winner of three Academy Awards
  • Fred Friendly (1915–1998), broadcaster
  • Robert Merrill (1917–2004), baritone, Metropolitan opera star
  • Beverly Sills (1929–2007), operatic soprano
  • References

    Kensico Cemetery Wikipedia