Tours & Events

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.

The Gilded Age Trolley Tour – SOLD OUT

Sunday, August, 14, 2022, 2:00 PM

Step back in time to the era of railroad barons and fancy balls as Woodlawn’s Director of Historical Services, Susan Olsen, shares stories of the movers and shakers of the Gilded Age. Visit the monuments and mausoleums of the notable Gilded Age figures buried at Woodlawn.

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Dorothy Parker and the Toast of the Town New Yorkers Trolley Tour

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 3:00PM

Join us for a Trolley Tour at Woodlawn Cemetery

The newest boldface name to join the pantheon of great New Yorkers of Woodlawn Cemetery is the author, poet, and crusader, Dorothy Parker. After an odyssey beginning with her death in 1967, Parker’s cremains were interred beside her parents in August 2020. Woodlawn welcomes you to come on this trolley tour that will visit her gravesite along with notable artists, captains of industry, explorers, performers, and writers. In the spirit of Mrs. Parker, we’ll visit those with ties to Broadway, speakeasies, and the arts. The tour will be presented by Kevin Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society.

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PAST EVENT

Welcome to Woodlawn – A Trolley Tour of Woodlawn’s Greatest Sites.

Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2:00 PM

Join us for a Trolley Tour at Woodlawn Cemetery

From the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz,  to the king of the five and dime shops, F.W. Woolworth, join us for a trolley tour of the significant Monuments, Mausoleums, Landscape Designs, and Notable Figures at the Woodlawn Cemetery, an 1863 National Historic Landmark.

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Past Event

Victor Goines & Friends

Live and Free JAZZ concert at The Woodlawn Cemetery

Sunday, June 5, 2022, 5:00 PM

Renowned composer and JALC musician, Victor Goines, will perform The Woodlawn Suite, a piece he was commissioned to write and perform by the Woodlawn Conservancy.  The piece consists of a series of musical biographies that celebrate the lives and legacies of inspiring figures memorialized at The Woodlawn Cemetery, such as Duke Ellington, Bert Williams, Florence Mills, Coleman Hawkins and a special tribute to the first women millionaire and business entrepreneur, Madam C.J. Walker, whose confidence and swagger inspired Victor to write a tune in her honor.  While there is no charge for admittance, you must pre-register.  The performance will take place on the field, adjacent to the subway entrance to cemetery.  Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  The Woodlawn Suite is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

Woodlawn adheres to a policy of being a non-smoking environment.  No alcoholic beverages of any kind are permitted.  Current NYC COVID guidelines, in practice at the time and date of the concert, will be enforced.