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Address: Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10470
Phone Number: 877-496-6352; 718-920-0500
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Description: Occupying more than 400 acres in the Bronx, this cemetery is known for the...
Occupying more than 400 acres in the Bronx, this cemetery is known for the ornate and imaginative mausoleums and monuments of some of the country's most famous industrialists and politicians.
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Hidden Treasure in the Bronx

This spot is magical, step back a century wandering among gorgeous temples in miniature, gothic, classical, some with stained glass, others so exquisite you could faint. Visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Stockton
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This spot is magical, step back a century wandering among gorgeous temples in miniature, gothic, classical, some with stained glass, others so exquisite you could faint. Visiting a cemetery may seem odd, but it really is a beautiful, gorgeously landscaped space with the graves of many famous people. Miles Davis is next to Duke Ellington.

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Bronx, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have family buried here so I visit a lot. There are many famous people buried here, including artists & writers, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, great entertainers and jazz musicians . Some of my family members have a plot near Bat Masterson's grave. You have to see some of the monuments and mausoleums here. They are beautiful. The architecture is amazing.... More 

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Bronx, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This cemetery is so Historical! They have many famous people, for example Sir Miles Davis, Woolworth, Duke Edward Kennedy Ellington, Ciela Cruz, The Queen of Salsa! I can go on and on of who is buried at this Historical Cemetery. The monuments are to be marveled, they are a work of art. If you LOVE nature, bring your camera, in... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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266 reviews 266 reviews
49 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Being a western history buff I was excited to pay my respects to Bat Masterson. But there was much more. Woodlawn is like a serene park. And there is history everywhere. Besides Bat I found Duke Ellington and Miles Davis next to each other. Also Olive Thomas, a Rockefeller, a Woolworth and a Kress.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I like cemeteries as they are so filled with history, but this one is exceptional, lots of architecture, beautiful structures, and lovely windy trees, though we should have gotten maps; even the gps kept us going in circles trying to find the exit, but that is part of the unique memory of it.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Located at the very end of the 4 line in the Bronx, this historic (and still active) cemetery is beautifully landscaped and offers a quiet spot for contemplative walks. There are maps and brochures leading you to famous New Yorkers including many jazz greats. You feel far removed for urban realities. Even if you just enjoy the sprawling trees, architecture,... More 

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Bronx, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Woodlawn is a place of beauty and filled with history. I walked through one day and read the tombstones, viewed the mausoleums etc. so many famous people are eternally resting there. The grounds are well kept and you can book a tour. Whether you chose to be buried there or you want a part of history Woodlawn is the place... More 

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Chicago, IL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
42 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wanted to see this historic cemetery for a long time, but wasn't sure of its location or how to get there. Subway changes seemed too messy, but the metro north from Grand Central was a straight shot and let's you out ACROSS the STREET from the cemetery office ! I just wanted to look around and to find the burial... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This cemetary is quite large and impressive. It borders the lovely Irish community by the same name...Woodlawn. If you go to the office they have maps that will tell you where all the famous and influential individuals are buried. On the property is a pond with ducks and geese. It's quite tranquil. Try to visit the Straus family crypt. The... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is very large. And very impressive. The staff in the office are very helpful. I wanted to visit the grave of Felix Pappalrdi (a great musician). The staff found it for me. I travelled here by subway to Woodlawn station. The entrance is across the road from the station.

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