Tours & Events

We are looking forward to a great season of tours in 2023.

Discover the rich heritage and beauty of Woodlawn Cemetery through a variety of events, including walking and trolley tours and more. See our updated list of upcoming live events below, as well as our offerings of Virtual Tours.

Black History Month Trolley Tour

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 12:00 PM

Join us for a Trolley Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery and visit the gravesites and memorials of Woodlawn’s notable Aftican-American and Afro-Caribbean notables. The tour includes such notables as Florence Mills, Madam CJ Walker, James H. Williams, Duke Ellington and many more.

Eric K. Washington is an independent historian and author. The eponymous subject of his award-winning biography, Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal, is one of our Harlem notables on this tour. His book won the Herbert H. Lehman Prize, the GANYC Apple Award and was a special finalist for the Brendan Gill Prize; it also inspired a movement in Victor Goines’s 2021 jazz opus, The Woodlawn Suite.

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Lecture: Bronx at the Time of the American Revolution by Roger McCormack.

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 2:00 PM, Woolworth Chapel at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Join Roger McCormack, Director of Education at The Bronx County Historical Society, to explore the significance of the Bronx in the American Revolution. This lecture will highlight the Battle of Pell’s Point, the impact of the war on ordinary Bronx farmers and inhabitants, and the general history of the war in the Bronx.

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Woodlawn’s Irish Heritage Tour

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 3:oo PM

Join us for a Trolley Tour led by Kevin Fitzpatrick. Visit beautiful Celtic gravestones and mausoleums of Irish-Americans in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Learn about NY’s connection to Ireland that dates back more than 200 years with men and women who have roots in the Emerald Isle. This is a family friendly tour. Wear you Aran sweaters and be ready to sing some Irish tunes.

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Join us for our popular Illuminated Angels Tour.

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM.

Enjoy the beauty of Woodlawn Cemetery at night and view the monuments and memorials featuring angels and other distinct imagery. This is a trolley tour.

For tickets for the 7:00 PM tour,  click here.

For tickets for the 8:30 PM tour, click here.

Wonderful Women of Woodlawn, Women’s History Month Tour

March 26, 2023, 2:00 PM

Hop aboard the Woodlawn Trolley for a tour of the final resting place of Woodlawn’s notable women including Nellie Bly, Celia Cruz, Alva Belmont, and Madam CJ Walker. Visit the graves and memorials of the famous Suffragists, Authors, Explorers and Athletes.

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Woodlawn Connections to the Titanic

April 15, 2023, 2:00 PM

Please join Woodlawn’s Director of Historical Services, Susan Olsen for a tour of Woodlawn’s relationship to the Titanic’s notable passengers.

Woodlawn is the final resting place to a dozen Titanic passengers, more than other site in the U.S.  This tour of their gravesites will also include the sites of several people who became indirectly, intertwined with the catastrophe that ranks among the worst of maritime disasters.

Enter at Jerome Ave. Gate.

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Woodlawn’s Annual Earth Day Event

Saturday, April, 22, 2023 10am – 2pm.

Join us at the Gould Circle for Tree Planting, Tree Walks, Scavenger Hunts, Arts and Crafts and other fun activities to celebrate Earth Day. Parking is available at the Jerome Avenue entrance and the Woodlawn Trolley will shuttle you to the activities.

This event is free but registration is required. Please click here to register. Fun for all ages!