went on historical visit here with a group of 12 people. great to learn the history of it, who is buried there and why, the architecture, etc. would recommend to anyone.
A superbly maintained historic cemetery that functions simultaneously as a sculpture garden. Woodlawn is a beautiful setting to visit any time of year. The numerous large evergreen trees and bushes provide variety even in the middle of winter. Various bird species reside in the cemetery and they, too, can be seen at different times of the year. For this reason,... More
Historic! There are many founders of New York City, laid to rest as well as established business heads, Tiffanys, to just name one. The mausoleum s alone are staggering! The architecture is so Romanesque and or Gregorian, that it transports you to serenity! Take a stroll and marvel, it is worth it!
I have always visited cemeteries throughout the world on trips I have taken. I learned a great deal from these visits about the local habits, how people lived, their beliefs, and how life and the afterlife were perceived. It became rather helpful doing business in many parts of the globe. Woodlawn stands out among many of these cemeteries and is... More
Enter through the Jerome Ave. gate and you will be in the most stunning part of the cemetery. Make sure to get a map and visit some of Woodlawns most famous residents. You can also rent a self guided tour or join up for a guided walking tour. If you ar going to take pictures make sure to get a... More
Thankfully Woodlawn Cemetery remains virtually unexplored. You can walk for hours and lose yourself in thought without disturbance. The landscaping is beautiful and depending on the season, you can see the most beautiful trees in bloom. I don't recommend this venue for children, and out of respect of those who are resting there, please remain on the footpaths and don't... More
Enjoyed my visit greatly! The property is well kept loaded with beautiful statuary, unusual sculptures and wonderful mausoleums. As a historian, I studied the cemetery before my trip. The cemetery is very large and the office will provide you a map and help you find who you are looking for. But I must say, you will go off you path... More
I know how weird it sounds to visit a cemetery. However, Woodlawn Cemetery is truly an amazing historical journey as well as a visit to a who's who in New York City history.
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