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The Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy

Year Round
Open daily, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Historical Cold Spring

The experience

Much more than a cemetery, The Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy is a cultural resource and veritable outdoor museum. From its inception in 1863, Woodlawn has been an active, 400-acre, non-sectarian cemetery. A National Historic Landmark, their celebrated lot owners comprise artists and writers, business moguls, civic leaders, entertainers, jazz musicians, and suffragists; among them, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz. More than 10,000 visitors each year explore the history of the cemetery and to pay respect to loved ones and notables entrusted in their care.

Prior to visiting Woodlawn, visitors are encouraged to download The Woodlawn Cemetery mobile app.
The app includes self-guided tours, including sports and leisure tour, significant sculpture, landscapes, women, jazz, entrepreneurs and more as well as our self-guided tree tour.

The newly designated Woodlawn Arboretum provides a unique, beautiful landscape to explore and discover their more than 140 species of trees. A self-guided tree walk allows visitors to experience nature in a serene and historic setting.

To enhance the visitor experience, the Woodlawn Conservancy hosts numerous events each year, highlighting the lives of notables who have chosen Woodlawn as their final resting place. From concerts to tours to family activities, Woodlawn is a unique destination to explore New York history and nature. For complete info about tours and events, visit

Admission: Free for walking the grounds
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Getting there

Take the Harlem line to the Woodlawn Station. Exit the station, make a right and take a short walk along East 233rd to Webster Ave. From there, at the traffic crossing, cross to other side of East 233rd St. Enter through the cemetery's gates and visit the administration office or seek assistance from the Security Concierge on site, directly inside the gates at the concierge booth.

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