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Woodlawn Cemetery

Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10470
877-496-6352; 718-920-0500
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Bronx
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nyack, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a beautiful spot in The Bronx and definitely worth a visit. There is limited parking within the gates. I did the audio tour ($5) with a friend of mine and it was difficult to find the highlights on the tour. We were helped out twice by super friendly cemetery employees because there were no markings on the grounds... More

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New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One might not think a cemetery is a nice place to visit, but Woodlawn is so beautiful, it's a great place for quiet reflection. I've done some volunteer work there and find the grounds, and history to be just spectacular.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The graves of many famous peopled can be viewed in this amazing cemetery. From the first US Navy Admiral, David Farragut to artist Leroy Neiman. Captains of industry, artist, writers, civic leaders and jazz musicians, all too numerous to list. The grounds are beautifully designed and maintained, Upon entering the cemetery you will receive a map with general locations of... More

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Astoria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I make the trek once in a while from Astoria, just because it's such a great, relaxing place to wonder around and finally drop down on a hillside for a rest or to read a few chapters or to sketch some trees and geese. The landscaping is fantastic. It's also fun trying to find Herman Melville's little grave marker or... More

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Bronx, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A garden type cemetery, it is fun to walk arounf, but if you take one of the special tours you will have a unique experience. Some of the tours cover sports figures or musicians or notables, but the best are one which admit you to mausoleums. You will not belive the beautiful windows, mosaics, etc. The most amazing is probably... More

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fairfield
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

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.

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USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

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!

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New York City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

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

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New York City, New York
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48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I went to Woodlawn for the purpose of seeing a family grave, but the statuary you come upon is as good as if you were in an outdoor museum. Worth the trip if you are nearby.

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