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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Shannon McFarland (7 months ago)
I have been doing ancestry since 2006 and in late 2016 my dad gave me a billfold then I found some paperwork and finally being able to locate my great great grandmother and this is the cemetery she’s buried in. Sad part is I went in on Veterans Day 2023 and the office was closed so no one was able to help me. I was able to ask someone on the grounds if he worked there and he did not, but he gave me a map and gave me directions to the section I needed to be. I was able to locate my ancestors after one hour of looking for them because the sections are not marked with anything. If you don’t know you just don’t know because I’ve never been there in the end. I was very happy to be able to locate them. 400 acres of if you know where to go, you know where to go.
Alisia Walling (9 months ago)
Woodlawn Cemetery is a great place for walking and reflection. Here you can enjoy peace and quiet, admiring the beautiful views and well-groomed graves. There are several interesting sights on the territory of the cemetery, such as a museum and a chapel. It is also worth noting that Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and peaceful place to visit.
Raymond Ellis (10 months ago)
I enjoyed visiting Woodlawn Cemetery. I followed the Arboretum trail and viewed some of the notable gravesites. It was interesting, scenic and peaceful.
maho shing (12 months ago)
This cemetery is amazing. Impeccably kept, trees and flowers auspiciously beautiful. A garden by no ordinary means. The admin needs some attention however. We were visiting from Florida and went to check for the location of my relative on the property. Staff could not find the name in the system. I was told this is a persistent issue with this facility. Let us hope Woodlawn will recognize this as a worthy issue to be resolved for the benefit of their customers. This would make the experience of Woodlawn cemetery par excellence and most worthy of even more visits.
Johan Steiner (2 years ago)
A very peaceful, quiet and well maintained cemetery in the Bronx. Other than the cemetery employees/staff, we only saw a few people there. Some of the mausoleums are really incredible. I was surprised by how beautiful this places is.
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