Woodlawn Cemetery

New York, United States

Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City and a designated National Historic Landmark. It opened during the Civil War in 1863, in what was then southern Westchester County, in an area that was annexed to New York City in 1874.

The Cemetery covers more than 160 ha and is the resting place for more than 300,000 people. Built on rolling hills, its tree-lined roads lead to some unique memorials, some designed by famous American architects: McKim, Mead & White, John Russell Pope, James Gamble Rogers, Cass Gilbert, Carrère and Hastings, Sir Edwin Lutyens, Beatrix Jones Farrand, and John La Farge. The cemetery contains seven Commonwealth war graves – six British and Canadian servicemen of World War I and an airman of the Royal Canadian Air Force of World War II.



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Avalus (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful and well-kept cemeteries I've ever stepped foot in. A number of famous people rest here for eternity, including Miles Davis (who has the largest headstone I've ever seen), Dorothy Parker, Herman Melville, Irving Berlin, and Bat Masterson. We walked through and found everyone we wanted to see to pay our respects. People do need to slow down driving through here as it is a place of reverence. We literally saw a car going too fast, hit either a pylon or gravestone, back out quickly, and kept driving. Be sensible! These are peoples' loved ones!
Walter Thompson (2 years ago)
This is a one of a kind cemetery. The lake in the middle on the necropolis has huge fish that you are not allowed to feed. Just be careful with the guards they drive around in blue minivans. If you do get lost they will be happy to give you a lift.
Andy Bachman (2 years ago)
One of my favorite spots in all of New York City. History and Beauty with every step.
Marisel Ramos (2 years ago)
They bait and switched our moms GRAVE! Then they asked for an additional $2,000 to dig a hole for the space we had initially agreed upon! The manager was extremely unprofessional, had no regard or respect for the dead! Their main concern was getting more money! Don’t fall for the pretty aesthetic...they have no respect for the dead or family! RUN!!! Not trust worthy!
Jasmine Bustillos (2 years ago)
I don't know the story about the cemetery if it's haunted or not and if it's true but I know that it's a great place to be buried
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