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Woodlawn Cemetery: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Gilded Age Art and Architecture

3800 Jerome Ave Bronx, 10467 10467
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Woodlawn Cemetery: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Gilded Age Art and Architecture
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The image depicts the front view of a grand neoclassical mausoleum engraved with the name BAILEY and the phrase IN MEMORIAM adorned with two American flags positioned symmetrically at its baseThe image depicts the front view of a grand neoclassical mausoleum engraved with the name BAILEY and the phrase IN MEMORIAM adorned with two American flags positioned symmetrically at its baseThe image depicts the front view of a grand neoclassical mausoleum engraved with the name BAILEY and the phrase IN MEMORIAM adorned with two American flags positioned symmetrically at its baseThe image depicts the front view of a grand neoclassical mausoleum engraved with the name BAILEY and the phrase IN MEMORIAM adorned with two American flags positioned symmetrically at its base

Immerse yourself into a journey through history in one of the largest, verdant and peaceful venues at the impressive Woodlawn Cemetery Self-Guided Tour in Bronx, New York. Famous for its extensive collection of elaborate and historically significant mausoleums and monuments, the 400-acre cemetery is not only a final resting place for many notable figures but also a display of extraordinary memorial architecture and beautiful landscaping.

As you embark on this captivating tour, you’ll truly appreciate the tranquility and immense scale of the cemetery. Typically, visitors spend around 2-3 hours exploring the sprawling grounds. With the convenience of a self-guided tour, you can do it in your own pace, making time for contemplation and admiration. The tour does require some walking, so comfortable footwear is advisable. Along your journey, you'll encounter striking funerary art and sculpture, from grand, ornate mausoleums to simple gravestones, each with its own unique story to tell.

Noteworthy monuments include that of J.C. Penney, Charles Bathgate Beck and many others. The stunning Woolworth Chapel is a must-see attraction, with its majestic architecture and immense historical value. There are no eateries within the cemetery itself, but its close proximity to several lunch spots in the Bronx ensures you'll have plenty of dining options post-tour.

The Woodlawn Cemetery boasts a cultural heritage that traces back to its inception in 1863. It's home to more than 1,300 private mausoleums designed by some of the country’s most famous architects and serves as the resting place for countless influential figures across a wide array of fields. Its rich history and impressive architecture have earned it the status of a National Historic Landmark.

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 Stop at  Woodlawn Cemetery ยท Conservancy
Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Woodlawn Cemetery Conservancy, an unexpected oasis nestled in bustling New York. Famed as a National Historic Landmark, this serene sanctuary offers more than just a final resting place for notables. Adults and kids alike can partake in a variety of dynamic programs, explore intricate mausoleums, and observe diverse bird species. Come reflect amidst timeless beauty or unravel rich history at this unique attraction.


In conclusion, the Woodlawn Cemetery Self-Guided Tour provides a unique opportunity to delve into New York's past, paying respect to the departed luminaries while being in the midst of peaceful serenity. This atmospheric tour is a must-visit in the Bronx, marvel at the architectural grandeur, wander through the beautifully kept grounds and absorb the rich history that permeates this tranquil oasis in the city. Stretching across 400 lush acres, this is perhaps the greenest history lesson you'll ever experience in New York. Pencil in a visit to the Woodlawn Cemetery – it promises to be an enlightening experience that adds depth and dimension to your appreciation of the city's past.


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