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.

Woodlawn’s German Heritage Trolley Tour

Sunday, October 16, 2022, 2:00 PM

Join us for this trolley tour as we visit the memorials and mausoleums of notable German families interred at Woodlawn including Bronx Beer Barons, General Franz Sigel, and those lost on the Slocum Disaster, and restaurateur August Luchow. The tour will be led by Susan Olsen, Woodlawn’s Director of Historical Services.

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New York Transit Museum Historic Ride to The Woodlawn Cemetery

Saturday, October 22, 2022

12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Venture uptown on WWI-era IRT Lo-V subway cars for an afternoon ride to explore the Gilded Age Mausoleums and Monuments of The Woodlawn Cemetery.  The nostalgia ride will depart Old South Ferry Station at noon for a 60-90 minute ride, traveling uptown to The Woodlawn Cemetery and arriving at approximately 1:30 pm. During a 2-hour visit, join a guided tour featuring Woodlawn’s art, architecture, stained glass, and gravesites of some of the most famous jazz musicians, suffragists, civic leaders, and business moguls that “reside” there.  Guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and restrooms are available onsite. The train will depart Woodlawn Station at 4 pm and return to Old South Ferry Station at approximately 5 pm.

This tour is Sold Out.


Illuminated Mausoleums

October 28, 29, and 30th, 2022 – Multiple Tours

Join us for our always popular Illuminated Mausoleums. Experience the architectural beauty of Woodlawn Cemetery at night. This is a combination Trolley and walking tour, please dress for fall weather. The tour schedule may be found below. The rain date for this event is Sunday, November 13th at 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Friday, October 28, 2022, 7:30 PM  – This tour is Sold Out.

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 7:00 PM – This tour is Sold Out.

Saturday, October 29, 2022 7;30 PM – This tour is Sold Out.

Sunday, October 30, 2022, 7:00 PM  – This tour is Sold Out.

Sunday, October 30, 2022, 7:30 PM  – This tour is Sold Out.

Woodlawn’s Fall Foliage Trolley Tour

Saturday, October 29th and Saturday, November 5th, 2:00 PM

The Woodlawn Cemetery is a Level II Arboretum with more than 5000 trees and 490 distinct species of trees and cultivars. Join us for a trolley tour with Herb Landmann of the Davey Tree Expert Company and learn about Woodlawn’s Arboretum collection.

For tickets for the October 29th tour – This tour is Sold Out.

For tickets for the November 5th tour, please click here.

Fall Concert with the Bardekova Ensemble

Sunday, October 30, 2022 3:00PM – Woolworth Chapel

From Classical Music to Classic Jazz, the Bardekova Ensemble will present music from Beethoven and Mozart to Duke Ellington and Celia Cruz.

This is event is at capacity but we are keeping a waiting list. To be added to the list please email us.