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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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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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Definitely worth a trip to the Bronx

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Phoenix
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231 reviews 231 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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