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Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx
(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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  • 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 cemeter...  more »
  • 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 bu...  more »
  • 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 Par...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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