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Woodlawn Cemetery

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Address: 517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
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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Woodlawn is a very large site and there is much to see, so make sure you collect a copy of the site map from the Office on your way into the Cemetery. On a dry, crisp late... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Woodlawn is a very large site and there is much to see, so make sure you collect a copy of the site map from the Office on your way into the Cemetery. On a dry, crisp late November day we strolled along some of the internal winding roads, coming across statues and memorials, some to famous past residents of the... More 

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Leonia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many luminaries of New York City and United States history buried here. The mausoleums are fantastic, great architecture, huge collection of Tiffany stained glass. We got a tour through the cemetery and they even brought us in some of the mausoleums. Lots of artful bronze doors. Beautiful trees. If you can catch the trees before the leaves fall you... More 

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Pereira, Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All I remember of Woodlawn Cemetery most of my life travailing up to W.233 street Jerome ave. and to Yonkers New York was one Musaliam with the name SMUCK name caught my eye for many years from the bus and my car and that's how it was spelled, if anyone finds this a vacation spot knock yourselves out!LOL

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't your usual cemetery. In fact, it's more of a park and piece of NYC history. It was designed by Olmstead, who designed other "natural" parks in the US including Central Park and Prospect Park. The statuary and architecture is amazing. I live an hour away and am able to go at least twice a year for special events,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I have heard for many years that Woodlawn Cemetery is a must see. I grew up in the Bronx (although I have not lived their in 4 decades) and have seen almost all of the sights but Woodlawn. On Wednesday I did a Bronx tour with my New Jersey born husband. We thought Woodlawn Cemetery was absolutely awesome. The trees,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

While Green-Wood may have the most beautiful entrance to a cemetery in New York, Woodlawn may just rival it in terms of what's inside. Woodlawn is a smaller cemetery but could still take up an entire day if you don't plan ahead. They have maps readily available at the booth when you come in the main entrance so come with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Like Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery is a vast green space dotted with beautiful and intricately detailed tombstones and mausoleums. Woodlawn Cemetery is also home to notable figures, such as Fredrick Law Olmsted and Robert Moses. The cemetery is ideal for a nice stroll for those who may appreciate the architectural details of the mausoleums. It's peaceful and quiet here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

if you are passionate about jazz or if you do not know too much and would like to learn more I highly recommend this tour. The tour guide has an immense knowledge about jazz (really, she does know everything!) and will share stories and anecdotes with strong passion and dedication. The cemetery itself is beautiful and I definitely enjoy the... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Despite being a lifelong New Yorker and having worked nearby in the Bronx, I’ve somehow never been to Woodlawn, which I realized when I was exploring the Bronx River’s Mustrat Cove nearby (also a lovely spot). So I looked up tours and found a listing for their annual (I hope!) Scavenger Hunt & Firefly Picnic. No, you’re not eating fireflies,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Woodlawn Cemetery is not simply a cemetery, it is a historic and cultural site. The grounds are beautiful, replete with trees and vegetation and monuments and mausoleums that offer insight into the lives of people well-known to many as well as the those known to a few. There is a historian and tours are offered. Concerts are held at the... More 

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