Cemetery Overview
It was originally believed that the Watervliet Arsenal Post Cemetery was established sometime between 1910 and 1918; however, visitors to the small and quaint cemetery will observed that many of the interments happened long before that. The size of the cemetery has definitely contributed to much not being known about it. As the arsenal grounds upon which the cemetery currently resides began to grow and develop, the small cemetery was forgotten about. It was not properly cared for, nor do many records still exist. it wasn't until much later that the time and effort was made to ensure the cemetery received the regular care it deserved. The cemetery currently sits in a beautiful corner of the arsenal grounds with few visitors each year who study the simple nature and history of the cemetery. Launch Army Cemeteries Explorer for Watervliet Arsenal Post Cemetery here to locate a gravesite.


Visit Our Cemetery
When the cemetery is open there are generally no staff members present. The cemetery is located outside the grounds of any access controlled Army installation which relieves visitors from needing to request gate access or show ID before departing. There is limited paved side-road parking available on the grounds cemetery's. The cemetery is not wheelchair-accessible.


The cemetery is open to the public daily from dawn till dusk.

One Cemetery Responsible Official (CRO) located at Watervliet Arsenal in the state of New York provides oversight and administrative support for all cemetery operations. Grounds maintenance for the Watervliet Arsenal cemetery is performed by a privately contracted company with oversight of that contract provided by Watervliet Arsenal Directorate of Public Works office. The Watervliet Arsenal cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of the Watervliet Arsenal Garrison Command and the United States Army material Command (AMC)


Established:  1831
First Interment:  est. 9/21/1831 
Location:  Broadway Street, Watervliet Arsenal, NY 12189
Burials: 19 (U.S. Military Personnel; Civilians; Unknowns)  
Columbarium:  No 
Acres:  0.05 acres 
Status: Closed to new interments 
Last Interment/Inurnment:
To get to the cemetery from Albany, NY take I-787 from North Pearl Street and follow to 23rd Street in Watervliet. Take exit 8 from I787 N. Enter the main gate of Watervliet Arsenal then proceed on Broadway St. until you see the cemetery situated to the right of the tennis courts.

Watervliet Arsenal, NY
Cemetery Responsible Official

1 Buffington St, Watervliet, NY 12189