The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City and a designated National Historic Landmark. Located in Woodlawn, Bronx, New York City, it has the character of a rural cemetery. Woodlawn Cemetery 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. It is notable in part as the final resting place of some great American figures, such as authors Countee Cullen, Nellie Bly, and Herman Melville, musicians Irving Berlin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, W. C. Handy, and Max Roach, singer Florence Mills, husband and wife magicians Alexander Herrmann and Adelaide Herrmann, sportswriter Grantland Rice, along with businessmen such as shipping magnate Archibald Gracie and department store founder, Rowland Hussey Macy.
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  • Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the most Tranquil and Beautiful cemeteries that I have visited. My 2 sisters and I have been visiting Woodlawn Cemetery for over 20 years. We visited kour mother and grand....  more »
  • What a place to visit for history. Many important people have been buried here. Just not for being buried it's like looking in the pass.  more »
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  • Excellent place to change your oil in a peaceful state. The tractors and the clean, well maintained Cemetery are your only neighbors ๐Ÿ˜‡ I watched my mate take care of our vehicle's oil. It didn't take long despite the heat. Everytime a car went by a beautiful cool welcomed breeze!! ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
  • I love this cemetery its the biggest most beautiful cemetery I've ever seen I've been here lots of times its a great place to visit I recommend it its worth the visit its has tress rolling hills a man made lake with ducks & gooses wandering around it looks & feels more like a park its peaceful quiet this place is so pretty it doesn't intimate you like some cemeterys the tombstones and masouleums are beautiful and the whole place is kept clean well maniquiered lawns & grass .with clean bathrooms on both sides of the cemetery there's lots of famous people here too cemeterys are not suppose to be exciting places to visit but this cemetery make it an exciting pleasant place to visit

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