New York’s World Class Cemetery Since 1863
WELCOME TO WOODLAWN
Founded in 1863, Woodlawn is recognized as one of the most historically significant properties in America. It’s also the final resting place of leaders, legends, and loved ones whose lives have touched our own. Its memorials represent the largest and finest collection of funerary art in the country – and that’s only the beginning of what Woodlawn offers our community.
This is a place that serves the families of New York and surrounding areas during their time of need. A place of education and exploration, where stories are told and memories are made. It’s also an open-air art gallery, a living history museum, and an urban oasis that attracts 100,000 visitors every year from all over the world. We invite you to come and see the beauty, the majesty, and the history that sets Woodlawn apart.
Woodlawn Management and Staff
A PLACE TO REMEMBER
As one of America’s most historic and unique cemeteries, we offer a distinctive selection of final resting places. Choose from a variety of available lots in our beautiful garden cemetery, paired with a personalized monument that is both artful and meaningful.
Woodlawn fosters a connection between the past and the present by creating educational content and learning opportunities for people of all ages. Our beautiful grounds are the perfect setting to learn about history, architecture, art, nature, and music.
Notable ResidentCelia Cruz
Notable ResidentMiles Davis
Notable ResidentElizabeth Cady Stanton
Notable ResidentJoseph Pulitzer
Notable ResidentNellie Bly
Notable ResidentIrving Berlin
Notable ResidentMadame Walker
Notable ResidentMargaret Rudkin
Notable ResidentHideyo Noguchi
Notable ResidentFrank Winfield
For nearly 50 years, Woodlawn has operated an on-site crematory. Through arrangements with the funeral home, we conduct cremations here on our premises. The Woolworth, our elegant indoor event space, is available for services or celebrations of life.
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A Part of Your Community
As a natural, educational, and cultural landmark, the Woodlawn Conservancy provides educational programs for students and the public, engages a strong volunteer corps, and works to present the extraordinary collection of monuments and plantings found on our 400-acre cemetery.
National Historic Landmark
The Woodlawn Cemetery was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011.
Founded in 1863 by some of New York City’s most prominent citizens, Woodlawn tells the story of New York and the nation from the Industrial Age through today. Nearly every industry, class, religion and ethnicity is represented by the veritable “Who’s Who of American History,” reflecting stories of art and engineering, industrialization, cultural and societal development.
In a rare instance, the Woodlawn gravesite of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, was also designated as a National Historic Landmark, within a landmark, and this unique plaque adorns his gravesite. Learn more about – and visit – the rare pieces of history found at Woodlawn among our Notable Residents.
Natural Retreat Within the City
Committed to preservation of this National Historic Landmark, Woodlawn management and staff have achieved the status of Accredited Level II Arboretum, through valuable services including education for thousands of annual visitors and guests, as well as events. The city’s “Great Trees” can be found among the growing collection of renowned artisan-designed mausolea that have long kept the cemetery as one of the most famous worldwide.