Why So Many Choose Woodlawn

When Woodlawn Cemetery was established back in 1863, we built our reputation the “old fashioned” way: through word of mouth. Neighbors talking to neighbors here in the Bronx. New York families sharing stories over the dinner table. Friends telling friends about their experiences with us.

Woodlawn got its start when a group of prominent New Yorkers envisioned a burial ground easily accessible from Manhattan. Today, our 400-acre, non-sectarian cemetery is an oasis in an urban setting. More than 310,000 individuals are interred on its grounds and over 100,000 visitors from around the world come to explore the property every year. Propelled by location, clientele, and unprecedented wealth, Woodlawn rapidly grew to become the outdoor showplace of distinctive masterworks you see today.

Of course, those in our community still want to know what their neighbors, family, and friends have to say about our property and services. Consider this: An astonishing 95% of shoppers read online reviews before making a purchase or utilizing a service. At Woodlawn Cemetery, we keep a close eye on the feedback we receive online. These reviews are typically honest and direct, and we take them to heart.

After all, whether you choose traditional burial or cremation, you want to select a final resting place that generations of your family will want to visit. You deserve services that are trustworthy and transparent. To ensure you receive both, we want to pass on what some of your neighbors are saying. Here are a few online reviews:

“This cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever been to. I felt the history from the first moment I stepped onto the property. It was so serene and prestigious that it took my breath away. It was an honor to have been a visitor there.”

“What a class group of people to work with! They paid great attention to every detail.”

“Woodlawn is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. If you have not driven through, you should make a special trip. What started out as a 30 drive through ended up as an entire day experience.”

“About 45 years ago, I moved to Wayne Avenue & 210th street right next to Woodlawn Cemetery. I never dreamed that I would have such a long relationship with them. In 1975 my parents bought a plot for six. In the years since, my aunt, dad & mom & recently my brother-in-law are buried there. When my father-in-law passed in 1975 he was cremated & his ashes are interred The Lotus Mausoleum, my mother-in-law followed in 2014 & is next to him. In 2001 my brother-in-law passed & is also buried there. My best friend’s parents ashes were buried there in 2016. I have other friends that are buried there. In 2016 my husband Lou passed away & his ashes are interred in the Hillcrest Mausoleum Complex (I will be joining him when my time comes). The experiences that my family & I have had with Woodlawn Cemetery have been exceptional. They’re kind, caring & very professional. They make the sad situation of a burial bearable.”

When we say that these words mean a lot to us, we really mean it. Nothing is more important to us than providing top-notch care for families and carrying on the reputation we’ve established in the area.

When you’re in need, please keep Woodlawn Cemetery in mind. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, ready to assist you in any way possible. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime.