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Woodlawn Cemetery

517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
+1 718-920-0500
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Joseph metrovich

Woodlawn Cemetery is a great place if you are a cemetery off lot celebrities the Duke Ellington... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe M
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Fantastic and unique cemetery

I am a cemetery buff and if you are too, you MUST visit this cemetery. I've never been to a... 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, 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
+1 718-920-0500

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Woodlawn Cemetery is a great place if you are a cemetery off lot celebrities the Duke Ellington mausoleum what is the best near 233rd Street and Webster Avenue and interesting finds a good visit find celebrities could be a lot of fun

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a cemetery buff and if you are too, you MUST visit this cemetery. I've never been to a cemetery where the uber-wealthy go to be buried; there is also a section (less impressive) where regular people can be buried. I have never seen...More

Thank HeatherAZ_10
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Burial site for many famous NYC historical figures, business greats and jazz greats. The variety of architrecture and sculptures by some great artists is fantastic

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

a must do for all new yorkers and everyone else...Just walk around and get lost, or just try to find Jean michel Basquiat :-)

Thank MireilleNYC
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you're a history buff and are highly intrigued by historical figures that has made a significant impact in society this cemetery is worth touring. Site personnel from crew maintenance, security staff especially Mike, tour guides, and resourceful office workers are readily available to expeditiously...More

Thank Miriam C
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Cemeteries are the backbone of any community and society. It will tell you stories upon stories of those who have found their final resting place in one. For many, even in death, status remains important and what influence they had in their often very rich...More

Thank JWNewYorkCity
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank walter f
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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...More

Thank Ralph8119
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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...More

Thank Judy B
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Deb H
Is there a guided tour on Wednesdays?
25 October 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.
Is there a map for non-celebrity grave sites? I have the interrment record with lot, plots, etc. my family does not wander around all day, just get in, take pix and leave. I, on the other hand, would love to submerse myself in the peace and beauty but alas 4 days in nyc is not much time. Any assistance would be appreciated. Deb Black Milwaukee. WI
11 May 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.