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Woodlawn Cemetery

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Address: 517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470
Phone Number: +1 718-920-0500
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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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Seemed pretty dead but still some interested monuments to see. Visit in the fall and you may get to observe a real bureal or even attend a real funeral.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ronald G
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Odenton, United States

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Odenton, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seemed pretty dead but still some interested monuments to see. Visit in the fall and you may get to observe a real bureal or even attend a real funeral.

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Thank Ronald G
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celia Cruz is layed to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery. I remember like yesterday all the preparations her family and Pedro's family did to arrange for the Queen of Mambo to lay at peace. She will always be missed in my heart. She was a great inspiration to many of us hispanics

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

A good number of musicians are permanent residents of this rural cemetery that is beautifully landscaped and maintained: Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Celia Cruz among them. Also here are many who perished when the Titanic sank, and even some who survived the sinking. Many other humble and famous people reside here. Among them is Damon Runyon (who, in a... More 

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Thank Flushing G
Bronx, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What does one say about a cemetery? Peaceful, well kept, well staffed and beautiful! I would recommend it as a final resting place or concert.

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Thank Linda D
nyc
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Try to sign up for a guided tour. This is one of the more interesting places, chock full of history. The Dia de Los Muertes/Day of the Dead/All Souls' Day commemorations are intriguing.

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Thank anon943
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Unbelievable how beautiful Woodlawn is. Incredible mausoleums, magnificent trees, peace and quiet, birds, lovely sculptures, touching monuments to those who've passed on. Celia Cruz, Miles Davis, the Strauss's of Macy's fame, Jay Gould, Fiorello LaGuardia, Woolworth, to name a few. If you visit in the fall, you'll enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage. The map was hard to follow and the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

old cemetery with lovely old headstones. beautiful foliage in the spring and fall. peaceful place to wander and reflect.

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Thank Chenita D
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

scary rating a cemetery but good service and people on staff to help. watch for traffic and its better taking the d train to get there.

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Thank Lou G
Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A beautiful serene section of The Bronx full of well kept trees, shrubs and flowers in a park like setting. A host to the rich and famous including Herman Melville, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis J.C. Penny, F.W. Woolworth and much more. Stop by the gate and get a map from the guard to see some spectacular mausoleums and other sites.... More 

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Thank Johnzo952
Dumont, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have family here. It is an amazing trip through the world of high finance, music and art....with the occasional professional gunman thrown in for good measure. The tombs here would cost more than many homes in the surrounding neighborhoods! The architecture is amazing and it is such a peaceful place to walk or sit. You'll forget that you are... More 

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