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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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Not Only a Cemetery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
fayel29
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes a cemetery but interesting. Huge monuments with famous and not so famous. Unfortunately hard to find people. Part of the problem is the size. The app is not useful in locating people. Neither is map. The trees are wonderful.

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Thank Marilyn A
Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Not only will find some of your favorite celebrities and note some very famous names but you will enjoy the beauty of the setting. At times one can even find tours here. Do visit. You will really enjoy it!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Place is huge, very organized, many entrance, They allowed all our cars coming along to park inside the cemetary.

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Thank Eli A
Hudson River Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

A small group of friends and I braved the rain yesterday for a private tour of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. We had such a great time with our guide, Adam, who is a natural storyteller as well as a quintessential New Yorker. All the guides at Woodlawn are volunteers, so you can be sure the love they have for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Today I had the good fortune to ride the history trolley at Woodlawn Cemetery. This is the second tour I've enjoyed, thanks to Guide/Historian Susan Olsen. She was brilliant again today on the dedicated JAZZ TOUR. Not only did we get to see many grave sites of the great legends - Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Max Roach, W.C.Handy, Ornette Coleman,... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

On a glorious spring morning we were fortunate to enjoy a birding walk with the NYC Audubon at a National Historic Landmark in the Bronx; Woodlawn is the resting place of thousands of New Yorkers since the 1800's. Many of them wealthy and famous resting in opulent monuments that are definitely worth a visit. However, our goal was birding so... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We have family buried at Woodlawn, and are always amazed at the beauty of this place. Yes, there are scores of famous people buried at Woodlawn, and many of the old structures are just magnificent to behold. While I am always pressed for time whenever I'm there, I would love to spend about 1-2 hours in the area and stroll... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is a stunning place. The first thing I thought was how peaceful it was. It's very large, sprawling in fact with so many gorgeous monuments to the departed. As a New Yorker I couldn't believe the size of some of the shrines & Mausoleums. They are magnificent in size & detail. Famous people are buried everywhere!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Woodlawn Cemetery is easy to get to via the 4 train. The cemetery has a very helpful app that helps you find the graves of famous people. It is definitely wort a visit.

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