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Woodlawn Cemetery

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Address: Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, NY 10470
Phone Number: 877-496-6352; 718-920-0500
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Woodlawn Cemetary

This is a beautiful cemetery. My husband's parents are buried there but it is a wonderful place to go and walk and visit. It is quiet and peaceful and there are many famous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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White Plains, NY
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White Plains, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful cemetery. My husband's parents are buried there but it is a wonderful place to go and walk and visit. It is quiet and peaceful and there are many famous people buried there. A church in Manhattan has a large plot where they bury church members who cannot afford their own funeral arrangements.

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a peaceful time we had just walking around and admiring the greave stones. Wow some are fantastic and some are so old.. great place to reflect and just relax and chill.

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After 2 1/2 days of crowds and pavement, Woodlawn was the perfect stop. We drove up easily from near Yankee Stadium, and we made several stops for photos. It's huge, so we didn't find very many of the celebrated sites, but it was all interesting and beautiful.

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Phoenix
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I knew that Miles Davis, Fiorello LaGuardia, Duke Ellington, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others are buried here, so that is why I wanted to visit. What I didn’t know about was the many elaborate private mausoleums and sculptures built by wealthy families such as the Woolworths, J.C. Penney and others. They are magnificent to see; almost like they wanted to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Huge urban cemetery. Lots of rich and famous people and families buried there as well as the common folk. Admiral Farragut as well as 10 Civil War generals. Also Herman Melville. Lots of specialized tours and speaking events by various experts - wars, jazz, the arts, black history, etc.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This cementery rest in peace a lot important people that leave in New York City for centuries ago such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Celia Cruz, Billy Martin and others. Rip

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New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful cemetery in the spring time with many magnolias and cherry trees in blossom. Must see graves include Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jay Gould and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. First stop at Conservancy Office off Webster Ave. There are audio guides available ($5 and must leave photo id), free maps and restrooms (outside up some stairs). There is also an app... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Audubon Society had a great bird watch tour during mid April at the cemetery. It was a bit pricy but worth it. We had two exceptional guides who had super human powers because they could sense and locate a bird instantly and they knew the birds name.

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Spokane, Washington
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was a site I was surprised by. Not many people think going to a cemetery will be cool. With all the old tombstones and statues, this place was well worth the visit. A great walk. You can also see Herman Melville's resting spot here, and a very cool memorial to a couple that perished on the Titanic. Great place... More 

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Stockton
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28 helpful votes 28 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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Additional Information about Woodlawn Cemetery

Address: Address: Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, NY 10470
Phone Number: 877-496-6352; 718-920-0500
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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