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Woodlawn Cemetery

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very Creative walk hru History in this cemetary

This cemetery is very Beautiful and Respectful. The Tombstone designs very Creative. They even have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mildred G
Great service in a beautiful cemetery

Recently laid our uncle to rest here and from the staff handling everything, especially Lori, to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
+1 718-920-0500
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Reviewed yesterday

This cemetery is very Beautiful and Respectful. The Tombstone designs very Creative. They even have Concerts in Summer. Great weather you can see familys picnicking with " Loved Ones" there!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mildred G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently laid our uncle to rest here and from the staff handling everything, especially Lori, to the beautiful grounds we couldn't have been more pleased. Thank You.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CaribBronxboy
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is a truly historic site as it is one of the oldest cemeteries in the New York Area. There are guided tours. Also, you can get a map from the office and explore on your own. Famous musicians and singers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pgau1956
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The grounds are beautiful and also they have plenty of well known and famous people buried here. Good to stroll around if you're not afraid of cemeteries.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Esther G
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Whenever friends or relatives visit me in the Bronx I take them here. It is beautiful, fascinating, and a veritable "who's who" of 19th Century America. It is also an excellent place for a long walk any time of year. I think it's even far...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank McJasper99
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

On the outskirts of New York City in the Bronx is a massive tract of land which defies description. Yes, it is a cemetery; it is also a huge botanical garden, contains some unique trees hard to find elsewhere. It’s peaceful walkways wind between huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank iant570
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Take the number 2 subway line to 233rd St. As you exit the station the cemetery will be in front of you. From Times Square the journey takes about 50 minutes. The grounds are immaculately groomed. We were able to acquire a map of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Love this place. Historic, beautiful, peaceful, easily accessible. Visit the lake...and feed the monster fish, normal birds and turtles.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank palerm0e
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Beauty cemetery with some very famous people buried there — unfortunately I have a dear friend buried there as well — huge and bey cemy that is well kept . Be careful not to get lost in there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank glw135
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a very well maintained cemetery. The attendant was helpful in directing us to various persons of interest buried there. We were interested in seeing Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul's resting place, as her funeral had just taken place. She is in a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 4, 2018|
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
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.
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.