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Woodlawn Cemetery

517 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470-2401
+1 718-920-0500
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Woodlawn Cemetary , a beautiful place, for a Cemetary !

It is the most interesting place I have ever toured around. We went here for the Bronx Brewery... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Kevin M
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Port Chester, New York
Very good - would go again

The most interesting thing about your entry into Manhattan is that you must drive by a cemetery... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Stephen M
,
Seattle, Washington
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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
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"jazz greats"
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It is the most interesting place I have ever toured around. We went here for the Bronx Brewery/ History tour. Woodlawn Cemetery ran the trip with the Bronx Historical Society. Barbara the Woodlawn Re., and Angel our tour guide gave us a great quick ride...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The most interesting thing about your entry into Manhattan is that you must drive by a cemetery full of people who lived in, near, with, or by Manhattan, as if to be a warning. "Beware of confidence and callowness. Many have tried before you, and...More

1  Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Located in the Bronx, easy to get there by taken the 4 trains to Woodlawn stop. Your will love this historical Cemetery. Thank you

Thank Nasir A
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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.

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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
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Reviewed 21 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
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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

1  Thank Jeanne_Ct_
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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

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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
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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

1  Thank mabeena
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blaggards
5 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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