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Woodlawn Cemetery

517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
+1 718-920-0500
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Took the 4 train to the end of the line, stepped off the platform and was there. Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Henley, United Kingdom
Very interesting and atmospheric

We came to Woodlawn during a holiday to NYC because my husband wanted to see Melville’s grave. It... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the 4 train to the end of the line, stepped off the platform and was there. Wonderful cemetery. Worth a trip, train passes Yankee stadium too.

Thank DebenRichWoodbridge
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We came to Woodlawn during a holiday to NYC because my husband wanted to see Melville’s grave. It is well worth a visit, ended up being one of my favourite places we went during our trip. It is hard to describe the atmosphere, huge crypts...More

Thank fullygr0wnlady
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Woodlawn is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City and is a designated National Historic Landmark. I have visited Woodlawn on a number of occasions during different times of the year - Spring is the best season if a visitor wants to see...More

Thank Return2africa
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, NY is close to two highways. Even for those who feel cemeteries are 'creepy' would be pleasantly surprised, The plantings including the rare trees are maintained to perfection. The most striking things of course are the monoliths created from a single...More

Thank Jeanne_Ct_
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A must see for cemetery buffs and horticulturists. The grounds are meticulous! There are more than 140 unique tree species here, many over 50 ft tall and so symmetrical and amazing. Better than many Botanical Gardens. There is an abundance of beautifully designed mausoleums in...More

Thank JanetHanover
Reviewed 8 September 2017

•••I have to say that the staff here is outstanding. They are helpful, thoughtful, and considerate. We went to see George M. Cohan`s tomb and ended up seeing Irving Berlin`s as well. The staff guided us in the right direction, and also gave us some...More

Thank apatriot73
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Go in through the Jerome Avenue gate. That is where you should start your tour. All the large mausoleums are there. So many famous people are buried here. Download a map or pick one up at the 233rd St gate. Tours are given and in...More

Thank mabeena
Reviewed 26 August 2017

its a nice place to visit to see old actors and actress buried there. its a very big place so get ready to do a lot of walking. and enjoy.

Thank Yvette329
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Make sure you check in with the office before you start wandering around the cemetery so that you can get a map of where some famous, historical figures are buried. Actually, it may be more fun to just wander around, amazed at the mausoleums, and...More

2  Thank BobLeblaw
Reviewed 7 July 2017

and it should remain that was. The size alone is gigantic,.. the list of famous people, who were put to rest here is very long. There is a map, next to the entrance, on which you will find the places of the famous people, such...More

1  Thank Stephan G
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Deb H
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.
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.