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Woodlawn Cemetery

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Address: Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, 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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The Jazz Age Comes to Life at the Bronx Woodlawn Cemetery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Woodlawn Cemetery

Address: Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, NY 10470
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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