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.

Woodlawn’s Connections to the Titanic

April 15, 2023, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM

April 16, 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.

The 12pm tour and 2pm tour are sold out.

For Tickets for the Titanic Tour on April 16th at 2pm, please click here.

Spring Tree Tour at Woodlawn

Sunday, April 16, 2023 – 12:00 PM

Sunday, May 7, 2023 – 12:00 PM

A Level II Arboretum, with over 6,000 trees on-site, The Woodlawn Cemetery displays spring colors and flowering beauty in the spring.  We hope you will join us for a Trolley Tour to view the blossoming trees, shrubs, and flowers led by Herb Landmann, Project Manager for The Davey Tree Expert Company.

For Tickets for the April 16th tour, please click here.

For Tickets for the May 7th tour, please click here.

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!

Broadway and Vaudeville Stars of the Lambs Trolley Tour

April 23, 12:00 PM and 3:00PM

Presenting a special trolley tour for those who love show business history! Woodlawn Cemetery is proud to be the final resting place of hundreds of entertainers who made New York the capital of the show business world. One chapter of our history is that we have more than 100 members of The Lambs, the oldest professional theatrical organization in the country.

Since 1874 it has been the leading social club in New York for those with ties to entertainment. On this unique tour you will see some of the brightest names of stage and screen, and some whose names are not as remembered any longer. You will visit little-seen mausoleums of men and women who were top stars a century ago. You’ll hear stories about the club from current members of The Lambs, including club Shepherd (president) Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, our tour guide.

Among the names are Oliver H. P. Belmont, Irving Berlin, William Courtleigh, Reginald De Koven, James Montgomery Flagg, Joseph Grismer, Smith & Dale, and Fritz Williams (who actually died in the clubhouse). We will also play a show business trivia game!

For Tickets to the 12:00 PM Tour, please click here.

For Tickets to the 3:00 PM Tour, please click here.

Woodlawn’s Jazz Heritage Trolley Tour

Saturday, April 29, 2023 – 2:00 PM

Woodlawn Cemetery is known for its famous Jazz Corner where many of the Jazz Greats are at rest. This tour will view the unique monuments and celebrate the legacies of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Illinois Jacquet and Lionel Hampton. The tour will also include many other notables of the Jazz era. This tour will be led by Susan Olsen, Woodlawn’s Director of Historical Services.

Please enter at the Jerome Avenue Gate.

For tickets, please click here.

Woodlawn’s Tin Pan Alley Trolley Tour

Sunday, April 30, 2023, 2:00 PM

Tin Pan Alley, located on 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Ave was the birthplace of American popular music at the turn of the 20th century.  It was here that music was created and promoted. Many musicians and singers such as Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Gus Edwards, and Nora Bayes were noted Tin Pan Alley artists. Join Woodlawn’s Director of Historical Services, Susan Olsen and George Calderaro, Director of the Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project for a Trolley Tour that explores the history of the composers, performers and “pluggers” of Tin Pan Alley. There will be singing on the Trolley!

For tickets, please click here.

Memorial Day Flagging of Veteran’s Graves

May 20 and 21, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Each year at Memorial Day, volunteers place flags on the graves of over 8600 Veterans who are interred at Woodlawn Cemetery. This community-wide event is open to volunteers. If interested in joining us, please contact 718-920-1469.