Historic Vale Cemetery

Historic · Non-sectarian · Serene

Historical, Serene, Affordable

Despite more than 33,000 burials over more than a hundred years, Vale Cemetery continues to provide a full range of affordable cremation and burial services to this day.

We offer an Urn Garden, Green Burial and Pet Internment all at affordable prices in a park-like urban setting.

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Cemetery Services

Despite more than 33,000 burials over more than a hundred years, Vale Cemetery continues to provide a full range of affordable cremation and burial services to this day.

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Historic Vale Cemetery

The cemetery was more than a burial ground or place of mourning. Visitors would spend the day there, enjoying the natural surroundings, lakes, and finding relief in the hottest months.

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Records & Research

You can browse or search our burial records and learn more about our Civil War veterans and other notable people buried at Vale.

Historic Preservation isn’t just about buildings, and preservation success stories don’t happen overnight. They also don’t happen in silos. The Vale Cemetery Association’s efforts to revive and restore the African American Ancestral Burying Ground were successful because of countless volunteer hours, lots of research, community input, and grassroots support.

-- Preserve New York State

News From Vale

Dec 28, 2020

Winter 2020 Newsletter Available

The Winter 2020 "Voice of Vale" newsletter is available for download or viewing (5M PDF). Find out how Vale is helping ...
Dec 28, 2020

Vale, Covid-19 and New York City

Shortly after the Pandemic began in March, Vale Superintendent Clark Adams received a phone call from an area funeral director ...
Dec 27, 2020

Vale Recieves 2020 ACE Award

Vale Cemetery is proud to announce its selection as the 2020 Cemetery of Excellence by the American Cemetery & Cremation ...
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Upcoming Events

Aug 01, 2021

Tour Vale w/Chris Hunter

Led by Chris Hunter, Vice-President of exhibits and collections at the Museum of Innovation and Science. The tour visits the grave sites of scientists, inventors, industrialists and visionaries, who made Schenectady “The city that lights and hauls the world,”.

Donations: $7 per person, children under 12 free, handicap accessible. Please call (518) 346-0423 for further information. Rain or shine.

As per state guidelines we ask that anyone who is unvaccinated wear a mask.

Past Events

Help Vale

Vale Cemetery survives financially only with the assistance of others.

Please consider helping Vale preserve this valuable and unique resource with your donation of time, money andmaterials or by participating in one of our annual fundraisers.

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Vale Cemetery Preservation, Inc. is a 501(c)(13) non-profit and tax-deductible organization.
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