Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark

3.9
#14 of 16 in Things to do in Newark
Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a large Victorian-era cemetery in the North Ward of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is located on the west bank of the Passaic River in Newark's Broadway neighborhood, opposite Kearny. It occupies approximately 40 acres (162,000 m²) and is widely used as a park. The cemetery is listed on both the New Jersey Register (ID #1284, since 1987) and the National Register of Historic Places (Reference #87000836, since 1988).
The graves of some of Newark's most eminent citizens are within Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The cemetery is dominated by the marble mausoleum of John Fairfield Dryden, the founder of Prudential Financial. Other notable interees include Marcus Lawrence Ward, Governor of New Jersey; Seth Boyden, inventor of patent leather; and Mary Stillman, first wife of Thomas Edison. Mount Pleasant also contains graves of members of the Kinney, Ballantine, and Frelinghuysen families.
Make Mount Pleasant Cemetery a centerpiece of your Newark vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Newark trip planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
5 reviews
Google
3.8
TripAdvisor
  • some of the most beautiful monuments in a lovely cemetery. Clearly one of the best in New Jersey. Quite large, easy to driver through - some dirt roads. Especially nice in fall with the leaves turning...  more »
  • The cemetery of Mount Pleasant New Jersey deserves to be visited. Very simple and elegant, mausoleums and tombs in ground, walking by the same flame reflection and rejoicing.
    View original
Google
  • I grew up near this cemetery in the 1950s, and used to walk by it four times a day going to and from school. Magnificent obelisks and mausoleums. The Dryden Mausoleum is bigger than the house I lived in. This is an oasis in an otherwise bleak part of Newark, and worth a visit.
  • Most beautiful Cemetery ever seen. Very very well maintained and obviously loved dearly. It was like walking through time. It was a very nice surprise to see historic figures Graves. Thomas Edison's son and Mary Stilwell are buried here as well.

Plan your trip to Newark

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Newark

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Newark

4.3
Duration: 4​h
3.4
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Newark

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Newark

3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.5
Duration: 30​min