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Woodlawn Cemetery

Address: Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10470
Phone Number: 877-496-6352; 718-920-0500
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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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.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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159 reviews 159 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I like cemeteries as they are so filled with history, but this one is exceptional, lots of architecture, beautiful structures, and lovely windy trees, though we should have gotten maps; even the gps kept us going in circles trying to find the exit, but that is part of the unique memory of it.

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NYC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Located at the very end of the 4 line in the Bronx, this historic (and still active) cemetery is beautifully landscaped and offers a quiet spot for contemplative walks. There are maps and brochures leading you to famous New Yorkers including many jazz greats. You feel far removed for urban realities. Even if you just enjoy the sprawling trees, architecture,... More

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Woodlawn is a place of beauty and filled with history. I walked through one day and read the tombstones, viewed the mausoleums etc. so many famous people are eternally resting there. The grounds are well kept and you can book a tour. Whether you chose to be buried there or you want a part of history Woodlawn is the place... More

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Chicago, IL
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37 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wanted to see this historic cemetery for a long time, but wasn't sure of its location or how to get there. Subway changes seemed too messy, but the metro north from Grand Central was a straight shot and let's you out ACROSS the STREET from the cemetery office ! I just wanted to look around and to find the burial... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

This cemetary is quite large and impressive. It borders the lovely Irish community by the same name...Woodlawn. If you go to the office they have maps that will tell you where all the famous and influential individuals are buried. On the property is a pond with ducks and geese. It's quite tranquil. Try to visit the Straus family crypt. The... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is very large. And very impressive. The staff in the office are very helpful. I wanted to visit the grave of Felix Pappalrdi (a great musician). The staff found it for me. I travelled here by subway to Woodlawn station. The entrance is across the road from the station.

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Bronx, New York
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Extremely large cemetery, So large there is a road with Mausoleums on both sides like a Mausoleum Blvd. Lots of famous people buried there; Leona Hemsleys' dog, Madame C.J. Walker et al.

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Kew Gardens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I have visited Woodlawn twice and have been fascinated each time. The small lake in the cemetery is a lovely setting. The Julius Manger and Belmont Mausoleums are extraordinary. The grounds are well maintained. Few people visit, so it is quiet and relaxing. For an architecture student it is a wonderful place to study the classical orders.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A trip to Woodlawn Cemetery, across the street from the northern end of the 4 Train, is a visit to a 19th Century landscaped city of the dead. Beautiful statuary and mausoleums are arranged on wooded roads. It's a quiet park, perfect for a contemplative stroll among the mini-temples of marble, and weeping angels and Jesus statues. Combine it with... More

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