Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx

Woodlawn Cemetery
4.5
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
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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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Marcella S
Bronx, New York3 contributions
Mommies Time
Mar 2020 • Family
Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the most Tranquil and Beautiful cemeteries that I have visited. My 2 sisters and I have been visiting Woodlawn Cemetery for over 20 years. We visited kour mother and grand mother 3 times a year. Now one of my sisters has joined them. I live in Maryland & my Little sister lives in the upper Bx. I will continue visiting my family until I can’t make it to NY.
Written March 6, 2020
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Jeffrey Z
3 contributions
Cemetery
Dec 2019 • Solo
What a place to visit for history. Many important people have been buried here. Just not for being buried it's like looking in the pass.
Written December 30, 2019
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spritcat1979
8 contributions
Fun time
May 2019
It was a fun trip. You could get lost if you don't have a map so get one when you get in the main gate. Have fun finding the well know people that are there.
Written December 10, 2019
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Bonnie H
New York City, NY3 contributions
Night Tour was Appreciated but Rushed
Oct 2019
I'm so grateful for Woodlawn's preservation of history. The perk of the night tour was meeting a vivacious woman in her 80's who was well versed about Woodlawn and thrilled that she had secured a plot. I admire excited realists. The tour itself was not as experiential - paid the right amount of respect - nor as informational as I expected. The new guide was more keen on telling us about meeting family members of the estates than engaging us in the narratives. Just the same. I felt honored to explore and celebrate the many lives that now hold homage here.
Written November 17, 2019
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Sheryl T
Mahwah, NJ835 contributions
Surprisingly interesting
Sep 2019
Who would think you would want to go to a cemetery, but this place has great historical significance. You get a map and you can locate where important individuals are buried and think about their contribution.
Written October 21, 2019
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Sherrie G
Bronx, NY145 contributions
Magnificent day of exploring!
May 2019
When you arrive at the main gate there is an office you can go into and get a map. On the map is where all the famous and interesting people are buried. They also have an app for your phone.
It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Written September 3, 2019
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leo t
632 contributions
great way to spend an afternoon
Aug 2019
we took the trolley/bus tour (2hrs long) w a guide that narrated the trip
a comfortable way to see the highlights of the cemetery
surprising number of very famous people buried here
great jazz section w Davis, Ellington, etc buried here
to respond to the GPS problem-enter Jerome & Bainbridge Aves
Written August 15, 2019
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Passport590427
New York City, NY31 contributions
Woodlawn cemetery
Apr 2019
I was taken there by a friend on a gorgeous Spring day.
The whole place was so serene and peaceful with lots of trees in bloom, and I saw the Titanic victims tombs, the Macy*s, the Woolworth, Miles Davis and many more ..
The place is huge and well worth a visit
Written August 11, 2019
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terryw678
Holland, MA456 contributions
Hard to find entrance using GPS
Aug 2019 • Couples
Never got to visit as GPS took us to a long border without entrance, traffic was bad and it looked like entrance was a left at a light and then an immediate left into cemetery. Gave up and headed home. Wish I had done more research on paper maps before going.
Written August 4, 2019
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JJ F
White Plains, NY204 contributions
If you like to visit unique Cemeteries.....
Jul 2019 • Friends
With an out-of-town guest that likes historic and unique cemeteries, Woodlawn was on the list. It is one of the largest NYC cemeteries but not crowded. When compared to Green Wood in the Bronx, both are similar in size but the Woodlawn has many more very large plots with mausoleums and unique memorials. Some nice tree carvings as well. Do check out the website for both the notable burials as well as events that will be enjoyable. We only had time for driving around looking at the famous people and unique memorials. We would recommend visiting this place.
Written August 2, 2019
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Woodlawn Cemetery is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM