Mark your calendar!

Annual Memorial Day Service
Sunday, May 26, 2024
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In case of rain, the event will be held at Second Calvary Baptist Church, 69 Columbia Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525.

Steeped in rich history, the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association was officially founded in 1858 as a burial ground for African American residents and veterans. The cemetery was featured in If These Stones Could Talk, a book based on decades of research, oral histories, land deeds, church records and preserved plots tracing the legacy of slavery in small town USA, authored by board members Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck. We also worked in partnership with the Sourland Conservancy to unveil the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, the only African American Museum in central New Jersey.


We hope you’ll explore our site, learn about our events, read through our stories, find out about our burial services, and most of all, take a moment to honor the lives of those buried here, whose contributions and histories date back to before the Revolutionary War.