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Woodlawn Cemetery

517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
+1 718-920-0500
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Amazing history and sculpture

Burial site for many famous NYC historical figures, business greats and jazz greats. The variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louis G
New York City, New York
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE considering....

a must do for all new yorkers and everyone else...Just walk around and get lost, or just try to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
+1 718-920-0500

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I have heard for many years that Woodlawn Cemetery is a must see. I grew up in the Bronx (although I have not lived their in 4 decades) and have seen almost all of the sights but Woodlawn. On Wednesday I did a Bronx tour...More

Thank JB1145
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

While Green-Wood may have the most beautiful entrance to a cemetery in New York, Woodlawn may just rival it in terms of what's inside. Woodlawn is a smaller cemetery but could still take up an entire day if you don't plan ahead. They have maps...More

Thank Lou L
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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.
Is there parking at the cemetery??
4 April 2016|
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