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Woodlawn Cemetery

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Address: Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10470
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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. Notable individuals include Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, Irving Berlin, Herman Melville, and many more. Guide maps are available at both cemetery entrances.
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Next stop for NYC mansion builders

Even if you don't recognize the names inscribed, you can tell from the construct of the mausoleums, who had the money in NYC! Peaceful (no traffic) and interesting. Get a map at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't recognize the names inscribed, you can tell from the construct of the mausoleums, who had the money in NYC! Peaceful (no traffic) and interesting. Get a map at the guard shack, and ask to interesting sections, e.g. musicians' corner.

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Eastover, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A zen like resting place in New York can you believe it. - Just love the view and the rolling hills.

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Riverdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a definite historical event for the family. it was really a great thing to do. It was a bit gloomy but still worth it.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The new trolley car Jazz Legends tour is a must! Often folks are reluctant to believe a cemetery can come alive but this one does as you board the trolley and listen to the music, history, and stories about the many musicians & jazz legends buried at the Bronx Woodlawn Cemetery. From W.C. Handy, Irene & Vernon Castle, Florence Mills,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I enjoy exploring cemeteries and Woodlawn is one of the best. Even the views from the east side are enjoyable, but the grounds are amazing, the architecture is inventive (and from the looks of it, there are some new additions that will be top notch as well), and the number of New Yorkers with SERIOUS history buried there is staggering.... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I visited in October, really outstanding with the tree colours. Peaceful, beautifully maintained. An oasis of calm.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My grand parents are buried here, and so as a child I would go to help tend the foliage and drive around looking at the tombstones and mausoleums. There are so many amazing. If you are wondering where NY greats were buried from entertainers, and writers to congressmen, suffragettes,industrialists, civil war dudes, etc. Their all here: Hammerstein, Miles Davis, Celia... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

a VERY INFOMATIVE and entertaining bus tour. Our guide was excellent. We did get off the bus to visit 1 very elaborate mauseleum and drove by the jazz musicians graves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

So many famous people are laid to rest here. There is a guide map that shows you where they are. Walk to the highest point to see incredible views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge

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White Plains, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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