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Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 100 reviews on the web
Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City and is a designated National Historic Landmark. Located in Woodlawn, Bronx, New York City, it has the character of a rural cemetery. Woodlawn Cemetery opened in 1863, in what was then southern Westchester County, in an area that was later annexed to New York City in 1874. It is notable in part as the final resting place of some great figures in the American arts, such as authors Countee Cullen and Herman Melville, and musicians Irving Berlin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Max Roach.
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  • A huge cemetery, maintained extremely unique, experience. With the New York subway (4) until the end of the line in the Bronx. There is a plan of the cemetery with the graves of famous people, at the main entrance as the jazz legends Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton or Duke Ellington, or the final resting place of the Woolworth department store King or Straus, who in 1912 came in the disaster of the Titanic to the life and who was buried here, as well as the final resting place of Herman Melville, the famous writer of Moby Dick. If you have seen the most important sights of NYC the Woodlawn Cemetary is a great addition. A visit to the van Cordtland's parking facility located across from the main entrance is then Park with a large lake and magnificent natural hiking trails.
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  • Like Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery is a vast green space dotted with beautiful and intricately detailed tombstones and mausoleums. Woodlawn Cemetery is also home to notable figures,...  read more »
  • if you are passionate about jazz or if you do not know too much and would like to learn more I highly recommend this tour. The tour guide has an immense knowledge about jazz (really, she does know eve...  read more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous place. Extremely impressive mausoleums and beautifully landscaped grounds. You'll find lots of old New York names written in stone -- and perhaps even some of your own!
  • Like Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery is a vast green space dotted with beautiful and intricately detailed tombstones and mausoleums. Woodlawn Cemetery is also home to notable figures, such as Fredrick Law Olmsted and Robert Moses. The cemetery is ideal for a nice stroll for those who may appreciate the architectural details of the mausoleums. It's peaceful and quiet here.
  • I enjoyed coming to Woodlawn Cemetery Is BEAUTIFUL. I do have Family Members Buried Here. I feel sad about how many people Stop Coming To Visit A Family or A Friend Graves. I saw people Playing Pokemon Go in The Cemetery.
  • My husband and I buried his mother on Saturday, April 23rd at Woodlawn. It was the most hideous experience we have ever encountered at any cemetery, anywhere. Our family and friends were required to sit in their cars for at least one hour before we were conducted to the gravesite for the burial. This is totally unacceptable! There was little or no concern for people who were in a vulnerable state having suffered the loss of a loved one. I guess you only get good service from Woodlawn if you are one of the "famous people" they tout on their website. If I could award negative stars as a rating, that's what I would do. Thank God we have no more family members to bury there!
  • Its so peaceful & quiet there its a beautiful cemetery but it looks more like a park this place has such a history of famous people that are buried there its over whemllming just knowing that very famous people ate here with regular people that are here too I enjoy visiting this place and go as often as I can I've never seen a place like this have the best of both worlds a very beautiful cemetery combined with a look of a park when you see a cemetery that's how its suppose to look but not Woodlawn its so different from any cemetery I've seen in new York there is no comparison to this one its one of a kind
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