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Woodlawn Cemetery

517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
+1 718-920-0500
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nice to visit history

its a nice place to visit to see old actors and actress buried there. its a very big place so get... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Yvette329
Historical and Cool

Make sure you check in with the office before you start wandering around the cemetery so that you... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
BobLeblaw
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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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 25 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.

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Reviewed 10 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
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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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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We visited this cemetery because we were looking for something free to do in the Bronx where we were staying. The cemetery has plenty of trees and plants and benches to sit and relax in. However, unless you are a cemetery enthusiast, I would skip,...More

Thank Jennifer O
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 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
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 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

2  Thank HeatherAZ_10
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Reviewed 10 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
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Reviewed 2 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 :-)

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Reviewed 13 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
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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
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blaggards
4 March 2018|
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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
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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.
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laserdeb
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.
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