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Woodlawn Cemetery

Open Now: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Worth The Journey

Take the number 2 subway line to 233rd St. As you exit the station the cemetery will be in front of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A beautiful place to visit

Love this place. Historic, beautiful, peaceful, easily accessible. Visit the lake...and feed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the number 2 subway line to 233rd St. As you exit the station the cemetery will be in front of you. From Times Square the journey takes about 50 minutes. The grounds are immaculately groomed. We were able to acquire a map of the...More

Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. Historic, beautiful, peaceful, easily accessible. Visit the lake...and feed the monster fish, normal birds and turtles.

Thank palerm0e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beauty cemetery with some very famous people buried there — unfortunately I have a dear friend buried there as well — huge and bey cemy that is well kept . Be careful not to get lost in there

Thank glw135
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very well maintained cemetery. The attendant was helpful in directing us to various persons of interest buried there. We were interested in seeing Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul's resting place, as her funeral had just taken place. She is in a...More

Thank try5
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

An easy trip on the subway up through the Bronx takes you almost to the gates of this calm oasis. The security man at the gate gave us a free map and advice on where to view some of the stand-out graves, such as Duke...More

Thank RichardA3246
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

First got to Findagrave.com to see who is buried there. Then get a map when you go. It's a big place and there are many, many beautiful things to see. Be prepared to spend a few hours there walking and driving around. Beautiful.

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is an amazing place, old and filled with history. The staff are very helpful when you are trying to locate a grave site.

Thank Bronxite
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I'm sure not many people visit cemeteries as they travel. Woodlawn is worth the visit. This cemetery engages the living as much as it cares for the dead. Be sure to visit some of the famous graves including those in "Jazz Corner". You can spend...More

Thank Dutch397
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The salesperson picked up my father, and refused to take his caregiver for a visit of Woodlawn Cemetery site. It was unsafe for the older gentleman.

1  Thank ron19502015
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Went on a throwback Thursday tour. We had a very informative guide. It took about an hour and a half. We saw one small section of the cemetery. This was a very enjoyable afternoon.

Thank T1918JHlindac
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5 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.