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Woodlawn Cemetery

517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
+1 718-920-0500
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A surprise spot

I'm sure not many people visit cemeteries as they travel. Woodlawn is worth the visit. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dutch397
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Newark, New Jersey
Salesperson took an 89 year old man for a visit, without his caregiver

The salesperson picked up my father, and refused to take his caregiver for a visit of Woodlawn... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ron19502015
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Thornhill, Canada
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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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517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
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+1 718-920-0500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure not many people visit cemeteries as they travel. Woodlawn is worth the visit. This cemetery engages the living as much as it cares for the dead. Be sure to visit some of the famous graves including those in "Jazz Corner". You can spend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The salesperson picked up my father, and refused to take his caregiver for a visit of Woodlawn Cemetery site. It was unsafe for the older gentleman.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a throwback Thursday tour. We had a very informative guide. It took about an hour and a half. We saw one small section of the cemetery. This was a very enjoyable afternoon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have long wanted to see Woodlawn cemetery as it houses a great number of states-persons and jazz musicians that I want to pay tribute to. However, being in the Bronx it always felt just a little too far away. That is a mistake and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live near by this cemetery for years now and it looked terrible outside. I never been inside so I can't tell you anything about the inside but outside it was awfull. Just a year ago they began to fix it up outside so it's...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a stroll through Woodlawn Cemetary. Ask at the entrance for a guide to famous people buried there, or download their mobile app. You'll find Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, the women who fought for a women's right to vote, the Woolworths, the Belmonts, and more....More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Great Cemetery!!! I love visiting cemeteries in the cities that I visitand I would put this one in my top three list of favorites. A map of the cemetery, with names of notable people buried there, is available at the gate. There is also an...More

Thank Carolyn A
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

It is the most interesting place I have ever toured around. We went here for the Bronx Brewery/ History tour. Woodlawn Cemetery ran the trip with the Bronx Historical Society. Barbara the Woodlawn Re., and Angel our tour guide gave us a great quick ride...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The most interesting thing about your entry into Manhattan is that you must drive by a cemetery full of people who lived in, near, with, or by Manhattan, as if to be a warning. "Beware of confidence and callowness. Many have tried before you, and...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Located in the Bronx, easy to get there by taken the 4 trains to Woodlawn stop. Your will love this historical Cemetery. Thank you

Thank Nasir A
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blaggards
March 4, 2018|
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Response from JanetHanover | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. Either go to their website or call the cemetery office. There are parking spaces by the office but I’m not sure if they are available to the public
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Deb H
October 24, 2016|
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Response from anomy | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, the website or contacting the Woodlawn Conservancy are your best bets. It probably changes seasonally as well.
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laserdeb
May 10, 2016|
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Response from Flushing G | Reviewed this property |
Try contacting Woodland directly; the website is thewoodlawncemetery with org added at the end. Or google the name.
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