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Every Saturday! 9am - 1 pm Come Volunteer with us any Saturday!  Grounds work, landscaping, planting activities.  Wear covered shoes.

Meet the Goats at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery!
They are an absolute Joy! These "little Union workers" are working hard to help the All Volunteer mission clear invasive weeds on our hills, and will be with us the entire summer! Come visit to see & pet the goats, and why not volunteer an hour while you're there?
Open 7 days a week from 8:30 am until Sundown. BRING quarters for the 'feed' machine so the kids can feed the Goats. (No 'outside' food allowed, please) Free, but you’re your donations are welcomed & needed.

Shakespeare Series
Live theatrical performance by The Hudson Shakespeare Co.

Saturday, July 19th “Cymbeline" 7pm

Saturday, August 16th “Pericles" 7pm

Sunday, September 28th 1-7pm “We, the People” Constitution Day Celebration & Freedom Concert! Bring the Family to Meet our Founding Fathers and learn about our U.S. Constitution. Enjoy a family friendly day of live music, exhibits, historic walking tours, & Sign the Constitution! Suggested Donation for this all - volunteer mission that operates the historic site.

For additional information, please call 201-707-0738 or 973-204-9888





Welcome

The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is a National Treasure. Prior to the creation of the Cemetery in 1829, it's historical significance dates back to the 1700's as the site of Revolutionary War skirmishes, and an active Ammunition Bunker during the War of 1812 that still stands proudly on our grounds. Now the sacred eternal resting place of thousands of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI and II, forward, as well as home to our earliest Jersey City founders, leaders, residents and legends. With its 200 year old English Ivy adorning many of the towering trees, and the monumental works of art, this 6-acre sanctuary of peace and unique history is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Jersey City.

Sadly neglected and abandoned in early 2008, the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is now being saved and preserved by the dedicated efforts of a newly formed volunteer Board of Trustees, a hard-working group of volunteers, and a supportive Community who are committed to the restoration of the historic cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments.

With undivided loyalty, we will protect and preserve, with honor, our ancestors and veterans in memoriam, while promoting the early American historical events that took place on these sacred grounds.

The Goats at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery.



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