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Woodlawn Cemetery

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Some times we need to just have some humor not take life so serious not be afraid just live .This a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nelly R
Bronx, New York
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No exactly what you think!

Well, a cemetery for sure however is full of famous people. Dead, I know, but still. There is also... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bronx, New York
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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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All reviews duke ellington buried here celia cruz miles davis resting place jazz musicians an oasis of calm civil war beautiful landscaping specimen trees new york city different times of the year rooster fish front gate big place bring water beautiful place to visit
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some times we need to just have some humor not take life so serious not be afraid just live .This a National Historic Landmark Ceremony they also have great tours very clean I also have used there services.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nelly R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well, a cemetery for sure however is full of famous people. Dead, I know, but still. There is also a history about this cemetery and who were the first buried here. There is a free trolley in The Bronx that will take you there as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JLuSantiago
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Very peaceful .. I usually visit the Jazz section ..then some famous and infamous from nobel peace prize winners to nyc gangsters

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank curtis2050
Reviewed 10 February 2019

didn't know what to expect ..far more interesting than I thought..worth a visit..dont need to wander far ..stick with the mausalium area

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rvm599
Reviewed 29 January 2019

Beautiful landscaping - made for the upper crust of NY society when founded and many decades. This is worth it just to walk around the cemetery - it isn't depressing. A beautiful view of the city if you are in the right place.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cavu0531
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Visit. Find the famous folks. Find the "lake" and feed the fish. They're monster fish. Find the benches, have lunch.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank palerm0e
Reviewed 22 January 2019

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 22 December 2018

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 11 December 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 6 November 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
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4 March 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
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.